|Expanded Field Descriptions
Not all fields exist for every document. If a field is empty, it will not be displayed in the results. For example, if a document has no Corporate Author
information, the Corporate Author field will not appear for that document.
Some default values are also not displayed. For example, English is the default
value in the language field. You can search for documents in English, but no
language field appears for documents written in English.
All authors for a document are listed.
Bates Number (bn)
The number, usually 10 digits long, stamped on each page of an evidentiary
document. Bates numbers are sequential and can begin (and occasionally end)
with letters as well as numbers.
Box Number (box)
Identifies the box at Guildford or Minnesota in which document was located.
Boxes frequently hold groups of documents used by a particular person or
about particular subjects; searching on the box number of a particular document may yield related documents.
Corporate Author (auo)
Indicates the corporate body chiefly responsible for producing the document.
Corporate Recipient (rco)
The corporate recipient of a document.
Country Name (ct)
The Country Name field exists to help users target documents that reference
a specific country or group of countries. Country names have been "normalized"
in this field; that is, countries that might conceivably be mentioned by more
than one name or form for reasons linguistic, historical, or political will
appear in the Country Name Field in one format only.
Many tobacco industry documents are decades old; some country names appear in
historical format. Wherever possible, current names are substituted for their
Historical country names
Country Name is recorded only when a country is mentioned specifically;
country names are not inferred from the mention of cities, etc. Note that
when a country name appears as part of an organization name, (e.g. BAT UK
and Export or Ceylon Tobacco Company), it is neither normalized nor added to
the Country Name field, but appears in the Corporate Author, Corporate
Recipient, or Named Organization fields as it appears in the document.
Country names appearing in letterhead are recorded in the Country Name field
unless they appear only within an organizational name (then see above).
Country Name is meant to aid users to identify documents related to specific
countries regardless of how the names appear and also to correct for some of
the inherent limitations of the OCR process. A human indexer can catch a
name in a poor quality document that the OCR program might not. On the other
hand, sometimes the OCR program will catch something missed by human indexers.
To find every document that mentions a specific country, the most thorough search is to the entire record for ceylon OR "sri lanka".
This search will result in many "false drops" - documents that are not really
about Sri Lanka, but will be the most complete search possible.
Date Loaded (ddu)
Date Loaded is the date a
document was put onto the UCSF BATDA site.
Document Date (dd)
Date on the document, if any. The format is yyyy/mm/dd. That is
August 10, 2004 would appear as follows: 20040810. Note that many
documents have no date.
Document Type (dt)
Document types are chosen from a fixed list (link). You can narrow your search to include or exclude types of documents.
File Name (fn)
File in which the document was found. As with Box Number above, searching by File Name can be useful in identifying related documents.
English is the default. Languages noted in this field are restricted to French,
Spanish, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, and Hindi. All other
languages are marked unknown. For indexing purposes, any document written in
the Cyrillic alphabet was recorded as "Russian" and any document written in the
Arabic alphabet as "Arabic." That is, although there are other languages
that use those alphabets, indexers did not distinguish among them.
Use the following 2 letter codes when searching the language field.
Proper syntax for searching the language field is, for example, lg:de.
Search in metadata if you wish to search all fields excluding the full text (OCR).
Named Organization (meno)
Lists mentioned organizations other than Corporate Author or Corporate Recipient.
Named Person (menp)
Lists mentioned persons other than author, recipient, or person copied.
OCR Text (ot)
Full text of the document.
Page Count (pg)
Number of pages in the document.
Person Copied (ccp)
Document title. Square brackets [ ] indicate a title added during the indexing process to aid search and retrieval.