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Basic searching

Use the Basic Search screen to search for items by standard number, keyword, or title.

To search other indexes, use the Advanced Search screen. On the navigation bar, under Search Options, click Advanced.

How to search

  1. On the Basic Search screen, select the type of search you want.
    • Standard Number
    • Keywords
    • Title Phrase
  2. In the Search for box, enter a number, word(s), or title to find the records you need.
  3. (Optional). To limit results to records in your preferred language of cataloging, use the Apply Language of Cataloging Limiter check box. Click to select the check box and then choose one of 11 languages from the list.
  4. Click Search.

Standard number searches

Type of search Number on item Type Guideline
ISBN 1-565-9200-5
0-33002468-X
156592005
033002468X 
Omit hyphens, but retain final X.
ISSN 0043-5651 0043-5651  Retain hyphen
LC Control Number 86-3211
map32-14
ln:86-3211
ln:32-14 
Omit prefix. Retain the hyphen to get the most complete results. Precede the number with the index label nl: ( l is the lowercase letter el).

Stopwords

If you type a stopword along with valid words in a search, the system ignores the stopword and processes the search. If your search includes only stopwords, you receive an error message.

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