Advanced search finds records using keywords located anywhere in a record, or only in specific fields.
To perform an advanced search:
- Type in the search term(s) you want to find in the Search field. (Punctuation, case, and word order are ignored.)
- Select any of these, all of these, or as a phrase from the dropdown list to identify how multiple words entered in the search are to be combined.
- Select a different index from the next drop-down list to narrow or widen the scope of your search.
- You may continue adding to your search by selecting a Boolean operator (AND, OR, or NOT) and adding more terms.
- Select from the remaining fields to optionally limit your search by the available criteria.
- Click the Search button to begin your search.
Subject Search finds materials that match the search terms entered in library defined categories.
- Enter library defined subject headings:
- education higher united states history or united states history
Author Search finds materials that match the name entered to a personal or corporate author.
- Enter the authors last name and as much of the first name as you know: Shakespeare, w
- For a corporate (business name, organization, government) name, enter a company or association name in the last name field: American Cancer Society
Course Reserve Search allows you to easily find materials that Professors and Instructors have asked the library to set aside for your class.
- Select from the drop down lists of available instructors, departments, courses and sections.
- If you're unsure of some of the information, you may leave it blank. Then press the search button.