Advanced search

Use the Advanced Search method to expand your search. Terms from different indexes can be combined using the Boolean operators and, or, not, and near (up to 3 words). For each search line used, enter the search term or terms in the input box and use the drop down list to select the desired index. The default keywords index searches any word in the title, author, subject and series indexes plus the notes field of the bibliographic records. Use the drop down list to select a specific keyword index by author, title, subject or series. After you have input your terms and selected the indexes and Boolean operators, press the Search button.


You can truncate search terms by using the asterisk (*) symbol. Truncation can be used at the beginning or the end of the word. There must be at least three letters before or after the asterisk for the truncation option to work. The asterisk can also be used to replace a letter in a word. Examples: plant*; *fish; wom*n


The Advanced Search method also allows you to limit your search in one or more ways. You can limit by year of publication, language, material type, and location. You can use limiters singly or in combination. By default, the limiters are non-operational and are set to "No Preference".