Fill in as much as you'd like. Using more than one line will narrow the
search. If you choose Yes for "Words adjacent" you can type in the phrase
computer programming and the system
will understand that you want only records that have the word computer
NEXT to the word programming.
Lowercase letters will find matches of capitalized words also. For example,
computer will find matches for computer, Computer
You may use the Boolean operators AND and OR in your search string. For
example, you could type (heart OR cardiac) AND surgery to retrieve all
records having heart or cardiac in them, together with the
The system supports synonyms, so you may search - for example - for the word
labor. The results list will include records that have the word
labor and the word labour.
Use the ? character to find matches that contain portions
of words. For example, gun? will retrieve gun, guns, gunners,
gunnery, gunning, etc. In another example, ? ology will retrieve
anthropology, archaeology, psychology, etc. The ? character
may also be used to find variant spellings. For example, alumi?m
will find both the American spelling, aluminum, and the British
Your may limit the search using filter, such as language, format or library code (selectable from the drop-down menu) or
for time period.