Page updated: Friday, December 06, 2002
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From here you can perform a more targeted search. If you know the exact author, title, subject or call number you can type it in the search box (see example below), hit enter, and it will return a list in which you can browse up or down. For some helpful hints, look further down this page...
- Before you perform any search you must click in the button beside the type of search you want to perform (author, title, subject, note or call number).
- Next click in the search box and type your search term(s).
- Don't enter more than the first few letters of any search, especially with title or subject searches. The more you enter, the more likely it is that you will misspell a word or title and not find what you want. For example, if you search for books by William Shakespeare by entering "Shakespere" (misspelled) you would not find him but if you entered just "Shake" you would have better luck.
- If you want a more specific search you can click on Set Limits. This will allow you to limit your search to specific years, formats, or library collections.
- Author searches must be entered last name first.
- Call number searches will not search beyond the decimal point, so, for example, if you wanted to browse cookbooks under 641.5 it will start your display with 641 and you will have to browse downward to get to 641.5