help searching CARD
Search Query Structure Detailed Search

Simple Search

Search CARD provides a single search argument. Each argument contains these fields:

  • Location
    Select all libraries (default) or deselect to restrict search to desired libraries.
  • Search for:
    Enter the words you are searching for. Multiple words and wildcards are allowed. The search is not case-sensitive; it does not matter whether you enter words in upper-case or lower-case.
  • In field:
    Select a type of field (Author, Location, Title, etc.) to search, or use the default (All Fields) to search entire CARD records. The current list of field types includes:

    • All Fields (default)
    • Call Number
    • Location
    • Author
    • Title
    • Publisher
    • Description
    • Contents
    • Series
    • Notes
    • Keywords
    • Doc Number
  • Select desired Maximum number of returns. Options are:

  • To search, click on the Search CARD button.

  • To clear the search argument, click on the Clear button.

  • Search Results are listed and summarized. Click on the number of the title from the returned list to bring up the full card entry. Select a field in Sort by to arrange results list by desired field order (e.g., Sort by CallNo to print out results in shelf list order. Select View All Entries to view entire list in full record display.

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    query structure

    Using multiple words:

    Using wildcards:

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    Detailed Search

    Detailed Search provides multiple search arguments. Additional arguments may be added or deleted. Each argument contains these fields:

  • Location: see above
  • Search For: see above
  • In Field: see above
  • Search type:
    How to search. The current methods are:

    • ALL of these words (default)
    • ANY of these words
    • words with this STEM
    • words that SOUND LIKE
    • NONE of these words

  • Conjunction:
    How the words in the first argument are to be used in conjunction with words in the following argument (if any). The current list of conjunctions is:

    • and
    • or
    • not
  • add/delete.
    Create a new search argument (a Search for box, etc); or, delete a search argument.
  • Select desired Maximum number of returns. Options are:

  • To search, click on the Search CARD button.

  • To clear all search arguments, click on the Clear button.

  • Search Results are listed and summarized. Click on the number of the title from the returned list to bring up the full card entry. Select a field in Sort by to arrange results list by desired field order (e.g., Sort by CallNo to print out results in shelf list order. Select View All Entries to view entire list in full record display.

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