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Keyword and Numeric Search Examples Derived Search Examples
Connexion FirstSearch WorldShare and WorldCat Discovery Connexion FirstSearch
Corporate/Conference Name Microsoft, excluding material type Internet resources, and 2005 Corporate/Conference Name Adrian College, 1970 to 1990
  • cn:microsoft and yr:2005 not mt:url
  • cn:microsoft not mt:url/2005
cn:microsoft and yr:2005 not mt:url co:microsoft AND yr:2005 NOT mt:url adri,col,/1970-90 adri,col,/1970-90
Dewey Decimal Number 616, 1980 to the present
  • dd:616 and yr:1980-
  • dd:616/1980-
dd:616 and yr:1980- dd:616 AND yr:1980- --- ---
Format
cn:microsoft and dt=vis cn:microsoft and dt=vis co:microsoft AND x0:vis microsoft/vis microsoft/vis
Personal Name Albert Camus combined with title Myth of Sisyphus Personal Name James A. Michener combined with the title Tales of the South Pacific
pn=camus, albert and ti=myth of sisyphus pn=camus, albert and ti=myth of sisyphus pn=camus, albert AND ti=myth of sisyphus mich,jam,a and tal,of,th,s mich,jam,a and tal,of,th,s
Subject Scotland, maps format, 2000 to the present
  • su:scotland and dt=map and yr:2000-
  • su:scotland/map/2000-
su:scotland and dt=map and yr:2000- su:scotland AND x0:map AND yr:2000- --- ---
Title To the Lighthouse, visual materials format Title Sound of Music, material type DVD video
  • ti=to the lighthouse and dt=vis
  • ti=to the lighthouse/vis
ti=to the lighthouse and dt=vis ti=to the lighthouse AND x0:vis
  • sou,of,mu and mt:dvv
  • td:sou,of,mu and mt:dvv
  • sou,of,mu and mt:dvv
  • td:sou,of,mu and mt:dvv
Qualifier — Language
pn=camus, albert and ti=mythe de sisyphe and la:fre pn=camus, albert and ti=mythe de sisyphe and la:fre pn=camus, albert AND ti=mythe de sisyphe AND ln:fre --- ---
Qualifier — Microform
cn:microsoft and mf:mic --- --- microsoft/mic ---
Qualifier — Cooperative Programs
ti:paper airplanes and dl:y ti:paper airplanes and dl:y ti:paper airplanes AND dl:y
  • paper airplanes/dlc
  • pap,ai,/dlc
pap,ai,/dlc
Truncation and wildcard example Subject woman or women with subject history and subject new york, limited to items published from 1990 to the present.
su:wom?n and history and new york/1990- su:wom?n and history and new york/1990- su:wom?n AND history AND new york AND yr:1990- --- ---
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