World Who's Who Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group






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The Advanced Search page can be accessed by clicking the ADVANCED SEARCH button in the navigation bar of any page.

The Advanced Search options listed below can be used either singly or in combination, unless otherwise stated.

Wildcard characters may be used to modify the prefix or suffix of any search term. The * (asterisk) character represents zero or more characters and the ? character represents zero or one character.

When you have finished specifying the full criteria for your search, click the  Search button or press the Enter key to proceed with the search.

Full-Text Search

Concept Searching

Pattern Searching

Boolean Searching

By surname

By first name

By nationality

By profession

By gender

By place of birth

By date of birth

By date of death

By entry status


To search for text occurring anywhere within the International Who's Who database, enter the search term in the Full Text box.

However, users are recommended to use one of the Advanced Search boxes dedicated to specific fields, wherever possible, rather than the Full Text box.


To expand a search to include semantically related terms, click the Concept Searching option button.


NOTE: The Concept Searching option cannot be selected at the same time as Pattern Searching or Boolean Searching.



If you are unsure of the exact spelling of the name or word you wish to find, click the Pattern Searching option button.


NOTE: The Pattern Searching option cannot be selected at the same time as Concept Searching or Boolean Searching.



To perform a search using Boolean operators (AND, OR, XOR, NOT), click the Boolean Searching option button.


NOTE: The Boolean Searching option cannot be selected at the same time as Concept Searching or Pattern Searching.



This box and the By first name box are particularly useful for excluding unwanted results when searching for entrants with surnames that can also be first names (or vice versa), e.g. Jane Alexander, Pierce Brosnan, Sir Campbell Fraser, George Michael, Sir Cliff Richard.


NOTE: When searching for entrants (with non-Westernized names) from certain East Asian and South-East Asian nations (e.g. the People's Republic of China, North and South Korea, Thailand), please enter the entire name in this box.



See By surname


NOTE: Entering an initial in this box will only find entrants who are listed by an initial alone. If you know only the initials of an entrant who may be listed by their full first name, use the * (asterisk) wildcard character. For example ,C* will find all first names beginning with C.



For best results, please use the appropriate adjective of nationality, e.g. "Burkinabè" for nationals of Burkina Faso.



To restrict your search to male entrants, select the Male option button.

To restrict your search to female entrants, select the Female option button.

The default option is Either.


Enter the name of a town or city in this box to find entrants who were born there.


NOTE: Please note that an entrant's country of birth is only specified in The International Who's Who if it is not the country appropriate to their nationality.



To search for entrants by their day, month and/or year of birth, select the appropriate values from the drop-down list boxes.

It is not mandatory to specify all three date elements. For example, to search for people born on a particular day and month but in no particular year, select the required day and month but leave the third list box blank. Similarly, to search for people born in a particular year, select the required year in the third box but leave the first two boxes blank.


To search for entrants by the day, month and/or year in which they died, select the appropriate values from the drop-down list boxes. As with searches by date of birth, it is not mandatory to specify all three date elements.


To restrict your search to living entrants, select the Living option button.

To restrict your search to deceased entrants, select the Deceased option button.

The default option is Either.



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