Use quotation marks "..." to search for a specific phrase. Word-stemming will still occur within the phrase.
SearchWorks finds results that include all the words in the order given, as well as results that may have a word inserted between two words in your phrase. For example:
- "french beans food scares" would match a record containing
- "french beans make food scares" but would not match
- "french beans can make food scares"
Title, Series, Subject
To search a specific type of metadata, select it from the All fields dropdown.
Select Author from the All fields dropdown.
Searching by "Last name, First name" is most effective.
- "Barton, John" (in quotation marks) will find more accurate results than John Barton without quotation marks.
Use truncation to search for a name with only a first initial.
- Kie?lowski, K* will find Kie?lowski, K. and Kie?lowski, Krzysztof - but the asterisk cannot be combined with quotation marks, so the results will be less specific.
Select Call number from the All fields dropdown.
Search from the left:
- MSS CODEX M0379 CB, not just CODEX M0379
Truncate from the right, if your search doesn't return any records:
- KF5402 .D38 1994 can be shortened to KF5402 .D38 or even KF5402
Spacing and punctuation are ignored:
- KF5402 .D32 is the same as KF5402D32