- Phrase searching with the use of “ ” is possible. The query “teacher education” will find results with that exact phrase.
- By default, the search box will search across many fields. For example, entering an ISBN or Call Number will bring back associated records.
You can limit a search to one field by using the syntax: “field:(query).” For example, the search ISSN:(1234-5678), finds records that contain that value only in the ISSN field.
Searchable fields are Title, SubjectTerms, Author, Publisher, PublicationTitle, Volume, Issue, Language, Notes, ISBN, ISSN, DOI, and DEWEY The following Boolean operations are valid: OR, NOT and AND. The operators must be written in ALL CAPS.
- By default, all terms in a search are combined with the AND operator. To expand the results set, use the OR operator “microcircuits OR nanocircuits” will return items that contain either term.
- This can be combined with quoted terms such as “teacher education” OR “educator training”.
- To exclude items, use the NOT operator or “-” character before a term. When used in the following query “animal NOT dog” the results will not include the term “dog”.