Step One: Enter Search Terms
A Keyword Search lets you search bibliographic records that contain one or more
keywords in a field that has been indexed for searching.
- Choose a database to search.
- Select a field(s) on which to search by clicking the down arrow
of the pull-down boxes labeled Search Type and highlight the desired
- Type the term(s) to be searched in each text box labeled Word.
- Select one or more logical connectors, or operators, to combine your
keywords, and highlight the desired logical connector.
- Set filter options, if you wish.
- Click the Search button.
Types of Keywords
Alphanumeric: for example, 1900s
Numbers: for example, 1984
Words truncated with an asterisk (* ): for example, farm*
would retrieve farm, farms, farmer, farming,
or any other word starting with farm.
Words containing a question mark (?) to represent a single,
wild card character: For example: colo?r,
would retrieve color and colour
Word list: for example, civil war
- There is an AND between terms in the word list.
- There is no order to the terms in the word list.
- Word lists can include the Boolean operator symbols & (AND), +
(OR), or - (NOT).
Example: cats & breeds - Siamese
Continue to Step Two: Viewing Records