Prabook offers diverse search options to navigate through its vast database. Site search is able to give accurate results on strict queries, and also allows to narrow the searching range and get a limited matching set out of millions of articles.
Search by text is a default type of search on Prabook. It allows finding people whose biographies contain words which match the words entered in the search box. The key differentiator here is that in biographical database any search query will lead to people related to it, meaning that it is possible to find everyone connected to certain objects or events.
The other search option available to everyone is search by name. It is a classical approach, meant for getting clear results when the user wants to find a specific person on the site, knowing their name.
Subscribers will get additional search opportunities, including options to find people using information about their Works, Education, Career, Political or Religious views. For example, searching for ‘Harvard University’ by default will lead to every person whose life has somehow intersected with it, be it by studying, working or just having friends from there. Searching for ‘Harvard University’ in the ‘Education’ search tab however will lead to people who are most likely have studied there, making these search options a piercing research tool.
The most useful tool for researchers, however, is advanced search. Advanced search is based on 13 categories and provides incredibly precise results, allowing to find specific people in a scope of millions of articles even when their names are unknown.
It is also possible to combine advanced search with queries from search box tabs to get the better of your research activity.