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Classic Catalog

Keyword: The online library catalog contains thousands of records that represent titles in the catalog. Within each title record, separate fields contain specific information such as the title, author, and subject. You can search these fields for keywords (text you specify). A keyword search in any field looks in all the search fields of the library catalog to find the keyword text. Other keyword searches narrow the search for the keyword only in the author, subject, title, or other specific fields.

Browse: When you browse the library catalog, you can type just the first few letters or numbers of your search term, an author's name, a subject, a series name, or a title. The results list shows the portion of the catalog index that begins with the text you have typed. You can scroll through the index to see more headings or listings. You may also find useful links to related headings or listings. When you select a heading or listing in the index, you see information about the titles associated with the heading or listing. See a step by step explanation.

New Catalog Effective Feb. 1, 2017

Keyword: This is the default search where you can simply enter your search terms and hit enter. You can choose title, author or subject to narrow the keyword search further. For more search tips see the Searching for titles help.

Advanced: With this search you can construct your own queries and create Boolean phrase searches to precisely target what you are looking for. For more instruction see the Advanced Search help.


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