you search by keyword, every online catalog record is checked for the word
or words you enter in the Search for: box. A record will be retrieved
if the words appear in almost any part of the record, including the title,
subtitle, author, publishing information, notes, and subject fields.
can do a Keyword search in Orbis without using a boolean operator. A script
will automatically insert a boolean AND between your
you prefer to manually construct Keyword searches with boolean operators,
you can still do so.
Combine several terms using Boolean operators :
and, or, or not, with truncation and nesting.
are useful if you do not know the authorized subject
heading for your subject, or if you have incomplete or complex information
about a title or author.
can retrieve large result sets. To help you refine your search and retrieve
more meaningful results, use Search Limits, Boolean
operators, truncation, and/or nesting.
Use ? at the end of a search word for truncation: e.g., ecol? will search
for ecology, ecological, etc.
exact search phrases in quotation marks: e.g., "middle ages".
Truncation may be included within quoted phrases: e.g., "british
theat?" will search for British theater and also British theatre.
- Omit intervening
commas, periods, apostrophes and most other punctuation. Retain hyphens
and internal commas or periods (commas or periods within numbers), but
those terms must be bounded by quotation marks.
broadways" or "1.001 poemas"
will retrieve l'enfant
enfant will retrieve mon enfant, mère-enfant; it will not retrieve
Combine several terms using Boolean operators; use and, or,
or not to combine one-word search terms:
nesting (parentheses) to further refine a Boolean search: e.g.,
to find materials on Mayan pyramids or temples, enter (temple? or pyramid?)
- Use quotation
marks to search for phrases:
"global warming" "great britain"