Search Tips

By default, IFDB searches each member's name for the words you enter, and shows members who match at least one of your search terms. You can customize the search with the special modifiers below. Note that modifiers with ":" parameters have to go last, after regular search words.

+word makes word mandatory - only items that contain this word will be listed.

-word makes word prohibited - only items that don't contain this word will be listed.

"phrase" searches for the exact phrase within the quotes: all of the words have to be matched in the exact order given.

location:place only shows members with the given place name within their location. For example, "location:california" would show members with locations that include the word "california."

club:name shows members who belong to clubs that have name in their club names. This only works for clubs with public membership lists or that you belong to.

You can negate any of the special modifiers by putting a hyphen '-' in front of the modifier name (e.g., -author:bob). This excludes items that match the modifier's criteria.