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The Non-Keyword tab provides for the searching of left-anchored phrase
indexes (including headings) and call numbers only. For most purposes
we will need to use only two elements of the form: Search by, and
- Search by. Select a Search Index from the pull-down list box.
Locating a particular Search Index can be facilitated by typing the
first letter of the Index name, such as T for Title.
- Search for. In the Search for box, type the data to be searched.
Truncation is automatic, as set in the Preferences.
Other options, such as filters and limits, will rarely be used and will
rarely be useful.
Results are displayed in a Headings List or a Titles Index
(actually a list) depending on the search type. The five listed below
are Headings searches, the ones that include authority records. Results
appear in a Headings List, which shows only headings, with authority records
being identified by "Authorized" or "Reference" in the left column. Bibliographic
records can be accessed by selecting the heading(s) desired, which retrieves
a Titles Index list. Authority records may be accessed by selecting the
heading(s) desired and clicking on the Authority button. Click OK until
the authority record appears. All other searches are bibliographic left-anchored
searches that do not include authority records. Results appear in a Titles
Index list of bibliographic records.
Headings searchesInclude authority records, result in Headings
- Author headings
- Title headings
- Subject headings
- Name/Title headings
- Subject subdivisions
- If the radio button for either Find or Browse is available,
generally select Find. (Browse is only available for Headings
and Call number searches and will be grayed out when not applicable.)
Find results in a bounded list of entries, while Browse
allows users to scroll through the entire list of entries. The number
of records retried by a Find search appears in the lower left
corner of the results window. Find searches can return a "no
- Enter search terms in the order that they appear in the record, beginning
with the first word. Omit initial articles that are not considered in
- Use upper or lower caseresults are the same.
- Omit diacritics and punctuation from search terms and close up any
space that would have been occupied by the diacritic or punctuation.
- Include hyphens when searching for ISSN and RLIN ID. Hyphens are optional
in other searches such as Subject headings or Identifiers.
- Include spaces when searching the Identifiers index
- In the Search for box provide as much or as little of a term
as you wish but try to make the search distinctive enough to retrieve
a useful result. For instance, if you are looking for the title "History
of Tom Jones" dont just type "history of"the result set
will be larger than necessary or convenient.
- Include or omit double hyphens before subdivisions in subject heading
searchesresults are the same.
(BIB) or Title headings
headings or Names (BIB) or Subject headings
number or 050
O.T.Criticism, interpretation, etc.
o t criticism interpretation etc