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Find local holdings constant data

Why search for local holdings constant data?

  • Retrieve a constant data record to use as default constant data.
  • Find a constant data record you want to edit.
  • Find a constant data record you want to delete.

Find specific local holdings constant data records

  1. On the Cataloging tab, under Search Options, click LH Constant Data. The Search Local Holdings Constant Data screen appears.
  2. In the search form:
    1. Type the name and/or the My Status text of the constant data record you want to retrieve.
    2. Select the Name index or the My Status index from the index list.

      Type one or more word(s) of the constant data name or the My Status text.
      • Use truncation to include variant endings for a constant data name. Or use truncation when you know only the first part of the name. Type the first characters of the name (include at least 3 characters); then type an asterisk (*). Examples: lib*image*digi*
      • Use character masking (wildcards) to expand a term to include variant spellings or when you are unsure of the correct spelling for part of a term. Type a question mark (?) or a number sign (#) in place of the character(s) you want to mask. Use the question mark to retrieve variants of 0 or more characters. Examples: col?r retrieves color or colourint?net retrieves internet or intranet. Use the number sign to retrieve variants of exactly 1 character. Example: wom#n retrieves both woman or women. You must type at least 3 characters of the word before the ? or #.

      To retrieve a single record, include the complete name.
  3. Check the search form for errors.
    Clear search
    • To clear the text boxes, click Clear Search.
    • Index lists retain the last index you selected.
    • The operator list retains the last operator you selected.
    • The Retain Search check box retains its setting (selected or cleared).
  4. Click Search or press <Enter>. The system displays the local holdings constant data record(s) that match the query.
    Retain search
    • To preserve search terms you typed in the text boxes, select the Retain Search check box.
    • If Retain Search is not selected (the default setting), the system clears the text boxes.

Stopwords

Omit the following words from a constant data search. If you include them, the system removes them before processing the query. If a query contains only stopwords, no records are retrieved.

Stopword list

a at in that www
an be is the  
and by of to  
are for on with  
as from or http  

Search for singular or plural

  • To search for either the singular or the plural form of a word in a constant data name or My Status, type both singular and plural forms in the text box and type or between the terms. Examples: serial or serialscatalog or catalogs.
  • Enter the precise word(s) you want to retrieve. The system does not automatically search for the singular form of a word when you enter only the plural form.

List all your local holdings constant data records

  1. On the Cataloging tab, under Search Options, click LH Constant Data. The Search Local Holdings Constant Data screen appears.
  2. In the search form, leave the text boxes empty.
  3. Click Search or press <Enter>. The system displays a list of your local holdings constant data records.

Search history: View and use previous searches

  • Use the Search History window to:
    • View your 10 previous searches.
    • Repeat a previous search.
    • Revise a previous search.
  • Previous searches are associated with your authorization number and are retained between Connexion sessions. The search history is not cleared when you log off.
search history function how to use
Open Search History window At the Search Local Holdings Constant Data screen, click Search History or press <Alt><=>.
List of previous searches For each listed search, the window shows

 

  • Search type: Local Holdings Constant Data.
  • Timestamp: date and time the search was performed.
  • Search criteria: terms, indexes, and operators.
Repeat a previous search Click Repeat. Connexion immediately performs the selected search.
Revise a previous search Click Revise. Connexion displays the Search Local Holdings Constant Data screen. The selected search is ready for revision.
Clear search history Click Clear History (at the top of the Search History window).
Close the Search History window Click Close (at the top of the Search History window).
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