|Keyword Search Tips|
|Adjacency||Multiple words are searched together as one phrase.
Example : world health organization
|Wildcards|| Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. '*' for 1-5 characters, '**' for open-ended truncation, '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, comput**, wom?n
|Boolean Operators|| 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)
|Proximity Operators|| Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
Example : california near university
|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.|
Type the first few words of the Title, for example:
The subject search uses a specific, controlled vocabulary for describing Library material. If you do not find what you are looking for in the subject index, try a keyword search, then check the subject headings that describe the books found in that search. Or, Contact Us for assistance.