This file was last modified on September 16, 1997
At this writing, we offer two distinct search mechanisms for the bibliographies, which are also described in more detail below. This introduction says a bit about the two database servers and offers some general remarks on their use.
In the jargon of the World Wide Web, these blanks use forms, which must be supported by your Web reader as well as by our server.
If you have trouble with WAIS searches, try Glimpse.
You will probably find that you need to combine terms to narrow your WAIS search, since your client is likely to limit the number of database items it will display. Use and to combine two or more terms for searches. For example, a search on Smith will yield only a slice from the potentially large number of entries containing that string, but a search on Smith and 1980 is likely to find all of the bibliography entries which match both keys simultaneously. Similarly, you can enter Smith and Jones and 1980 to further narrow your search to those items which match all three keys at once.
After a successful search, our WAIS interface returns a menu of choices, displaying first lines of the bibliography entries which match your query. You will need to select items from this menu of choices to see the full bibliography entries.
The Glimpse database searcher allows you to combine two or more keys using semicolons. For example, to search for the bibliography entries which include both the string Smith and the string 1980, you should enter Smith;1980 in the text entry box which appears when you select the Glimpse bibliography search. Similarly, if you enter Smith;Jones;1980 then the bibliography items returned will be those which contain all three of these strings.
The Glimpse search mechanism returns a collection of bibliography items to any successful search. You do not need to make further selections, as you do for our WAIS searches.
The WAIS search engine returns a limited number of hits on any query, so you may need to refine searches on common words by combining them with other strings. Dates are good choices for restricting the scope of a search, since the bibliography contains a reasonable number of entries for any given year. For example, a search on Smith will yield only a slice from the potentially large number of entries containing that string, but a search on Smith and 1980 is likely to find all of the bibliography entries which match both keys simultaneously.
If you can't get your WWW client to cope with WAIS protocols then the databases are also available through WAIS clients (which are usually less pleasant to use). For example, you could search the harmonic maps bibliography if you have the waissearch client by issung the command
waissearch -h www.math.ufl.edu -p 2010 -d harmonic (keyword)-- here `(keyword)' stands in for the key in your search.
Additional search enhancements are available on our WAIS server, at least in principle. (To be honest, they don't always seem to work, although the most basic Boolean features are reliable.) The menu item below will give you more information.
The Glimpse home page will tell you a lot more about this software, which is intended for personal use as well as site-wide applications.
This is the Tib formatted bibliography on ergodic theory and harmonic maps offered by Thomas Ward of the University of East Anglia at http://www.mth.uea.ac.uk/~h720/ebeds/ebeds.html. The version here is also available for anonymous ftp from the University of Florida at ftp://ftp.math.ufl.edu/pub/bibliographies/ergodic/, but we can't guarantee that it is as current as the master version above.
We are grateful to Tom Ward for allowing us to copy and index his bibliography files.
This is the Tib formatted bibliography on harmonic mappings between Riemannian manifolds maintained and offered for anonymous ftp at ftp.maths.bath.ac.uk and at ftp.maths.warwick.ac.uk in England. The version here is also available for anonymous ftp from the University of Florida at ftp://ftp.math.ufl.edu/pub/bibliographies/harmonic/, but we can't guarantee that it is as current as the versions above.
Formats other than Tib are available at the English ftp sites and at the Florida ftp site.
The bibliography is now searchable at its home site in Bath, and you might prefer to use that site in the UK if it is closer to you than Florida.
The copy of the bibliography here is slightly reformatted (using the Unix command fmt -s) for readability; the original is also available for anonymous ftp at ftp.math.ufl.edu in pub/bibliographies/harmonic.
We are grateful to the English maintainers of the bibliography for allowing us to copy and index their files.
The release notes include these remarks:
The Harmonic Maps Bibliography is an ongoing project to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography in the area of harmonic maps. It is the joint work of many volunteers.The bibliography was released by F.E. Burstall (firstname.lastname@example.org), L. Lemaire (email@example.com), and J. Rawnsley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contributions, either corrections or new references, whether partial or complete, should be sent to one of the coordinators below. We would welcome references in tib format but BibTeX, or any other form is acceptable, even on paper!
Similar contributions from others would be welcomed with enthusiasm. (email@example.com)
The VAF database committee consists of Mary Corbin Sies (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gabrielle Lanier, Martin Perdue, and Christopher Stark (email@example.com). This bibliography should be appearing soon in several forms and sites. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two search mechanisms are currently supported, WAIS and Glimpse. Macintosh and PC users will probably find that their Web browsers support Glimpse searches but not WAIS.
Enter your message in the areas provided below. Be sure to fill out all of the fields.
Begin a search by entering a string in the search form below. When the response page appears you can modify your search to use a different bibliographic database (the harmonic maps database is the default selection) and you can refine your search by combining terms using `and', as in this example: Smith and Jones and 1980.
The response page allows you to select your database from a menu which is available in the response box following the instruction Select an index to search -- hold down the mouse button in the index response box if you are using a graphical Web browser, or highlight the response box and touch the return key if you are using Lynx.