Type the keyword you want to find. For example:
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
|Field limits||A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).|
|Grouping||Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.|
When searching multiple words the system will automatically supply the Boolean "and" operator between each word; multiple words entered for the search will all occur somewhere in the retrieved records though not necessarily in the order entered. Both examples on the right will retrieve the same results.
Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes will appear together in all results exactly as typed.
A phrase Search:
"human resource management"
* Matches any number of non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "comput*" will match all words that begin with "comput" (e.g., "computer", "computation", etc.).
The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string.
? You may use a question mark ('?') to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Use AND or OR to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use AND NOT to exclude words. Select the operator you wish to use from the selection list on the Advanced Search form.
Field limits may be specified by selecting a field limit from the selection list. These limits appear before the word or phrase to be searched. A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
Most relevant titles
Highly relevant titles
Very relevant titles
Other relevant titles
If you have a favorite author or subject for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and let you place reserves on new materials quicker.
Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except for materials with reserves and materials on which you owe fines.
Multi-Search searches simultaneously across the catalog and multiple databases selected by the library to find full-text articles, abstracts, images, books, and other resources. MultiSearch is a useful way to get an overview of your subject and orient yourself to some of the resources available.
By default, Multi-Search performs a simple search across the default resources the library has selected for you. You can always refine or filter individual resources after the initial search.
Simple search queries are passed to each target resource exactly as they are typed in to retrieve results based on the default settings of each target database (e.g. searched as keywords or phrase), and results are displayed for each resource (e.g. sorted by relevance or date). You can refine your search by Publication and Source Types on the left of the screen. By default all content providers are displayed. You can view results from each of the different providers simply by clicking on the Content Provider name on the left side of the results page. Click "All Providers" to view all results interfiled.
The Multi-Search advanced search lets you combine up to 3 search terms from different search indexes using Boolean operators for more complex searches.
Combine your terms by selecting the Boolean operators AND, OR, or NOT using the radio buttons to the right of the search term boxes. You can also Add Rows to combine more than 3 terms.
Multi-Search will send the search terms exactly as the user has typed them, so you can take advantage of any truncation and wildcard symbols supported by the target resources.
Note: the truncation and wildcard symbols used vary from one database to another, so your search may be interpreted incorrectly by a resource that does not support the symbols you have included.
Program Registration allows patrons to view programs offered by the library. Patrons may retrieve programs in either a calendar or browse view. Program Registration is a useful way to familiarize yourself with the community programs offered by the library and register to attend.