When to use advanced search
Use advanced search when you need to:
- combine two or more specific fields
- search by publisher or place of publication
- combine two or more values of a limit
- items in either the Music Library or Archive of Recorded Sound
- Journals and Newspapers published in Spain
- do complex Boolean logic
In many cases, a simple search will be effective to find a title + author:
- All fields: history man bradbury
The correct item will typically be in the first 2-3 results.
Find everything by or about Picasso in the Art Library.
- Match ANY
- Title: picasso
- Author: picasso
- Subject: picasso
- Limit to Library: Art & Architecture
The results will not include ~300 works that mention Picasso in a content note or review, or other minor mention. These additional items would be retrieved in a simple search, but would be ranked at the end of the results.
You can create complex Boolean logic using AND, OR, and NOT (all in upper-case) and parentheses for nesting.
What is searched in each field
- All fields
- All metadata, except call numbers
- main title
- uniform title
- title variant (including former title)
- related title
- series title (also searchable in a separate field)
- main author
- contributors (co-authors, advisors, illustrators, etc.)
- series author
- database topic (domain headings assigned only to databases)
- subject headings, including topic, region, era, and genre
- topic keywords from SDR-deposited items
- Place, publisher, year
- country of publication (e.g. Spain)
- location (e.g. Valencia)
- publication date (single year; does not allow date ranges)
- call number
- in advanced search, call number must be searched in quotation marks, e.g. "JQ1879 .A15 D385"