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Catalog Search Help

Search Examples for Each Type of Search

choose type of search enter word/s to search
word/s anywhere

"word/s anywhere" search example

title beginning with  

"title beginning with" search example

title word/s  

"title word/s" search example

author beginning with  

"author beginning with" search example

author word/s  

"author words" search example

subject beginning with  

"subject beginning with" search example

subject words  

"subject word/s" search example

call number  

"call number" search example

Tips for Basic Searches

  • DO NOT use initial articles a, an, the, and their foreign equivalents.

  • Case does not matter. You can use lower- or upper-case letters.

  • You can use the Boolean operators AND and OR in your search string. For
    example, to retrieve all records having the word "heart" or "cardiac" in
    them, together with the word "surgery," you could type: (heart or
    cardiac) and surgery.

  • Use the ? character to find matches that contain portions of words. For example, dog? will retrieve dog, dogs, dogged, dogma, dogsled, etc.

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