Basic Search Examples

(rev. 3/28/02)

 

Record Menu

 

Bibliographic record ID (Retrieve by record id à bibliographic), eg 3330359 (Wilson, Edmund. Axel’s castle)

Barcode (Retrieve by barcode), eg 39002042219171 (Brittain, Vera.  On becoming a writer)

 

Non Keyword tab: Numbers

 

Orbis1 key (Original system number 0359), eg FGH3857 (A century of Russian ballet)

RLIN number (System number 035a), eg CTYV85-A1526 (Yale University Law School administrative records)

            Can search with or without “(CStRLIN)”

Must include hyphen

OCLC number (System number 035a), eg ocm35306059 (Browning, Graeme.  Electronic democracy)

            Can search with or without “(Ocolc)”

ISBN (020a), eg 0809015498 (Hughes, Langston.  The big sea)

LCCN (010a), eg  73020419 (Editorial research reports on the future of the city)

            Do not substitue a hypen for the third character

ISSN (022a), eg 0022-3344  (Journal of Pacific history)

            Hyphen: include or substitute a space

Publisher number (028a), eg b. & h. 8728 (Brahms, Johannes. String quartet, score), 14069 (Rebel Without a Cause, videdorecording)

            Periods: include or substitute spaces

            Must include ampersand

 

Non Keyword tab: Headings

 

Punctuation (periods, commas, plus sign, parentheses, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes) may be entered or cut/pasted into search terms.  Do not include diacritics or subfield delimiters.

 

Titles

 

Known title (Title), eg when we were very young

            Boolean operators included in a title do not affect retrieval (eg to be or not to be)

Known title with apostrophe or hyphen (Title), eg italian american whos who (for “Italian-American Who’s Who”)

            Hyphen: include or substitute a space

Apostrophe: include or leave out with no space

Known title with other symbols (Title)

eg one + one (Must include “+”)

eg one/one (Must include “/”)

Known uniform title (Staff Title Headings Search), eg bible n. t. english & greek 1995

            Periods: include or substitute spaces

            Must include ampersand

Known journal title (Title), eg american libraries

Known title main entry (Staff Title Headings Search), eg journal of medical education

 

Authors

 

Known author (Staff Names Headings Search), eg stein gertrude 1874 1946 à highlight name à click OK

            Dates: omit or include to narrow search

            Commas: omit or include

Hyphens: include or substitute a space

Know author with apostrophe, hyphen, or parentheses (Staff Names Headings Search), eg danjou leo (“for D’Anjou, Leo”), prys jones a g arthur glyn (for “Prys-Jones, A. G. (Arthur Glyn)”)

            Hyphen: include or substitute a space

Apostrophe: include or leave out with no space

Parentheses: include or substitute spaces

Known author/title (Staff Name/Title Headings Search), eg

mozart wolfgang amadeus 1756 1791 nozze di figaro à highlight name/title heading à click OK

            Subfields may be separated by a space or any combination of spaces and/or hyphens

 

Call Numbers

 

Known call number (Mfhd Call Number), eg ps3231w55 (Winwar, Francis. American giant)

Known government document call number (Mfhd Call Number, with Heading Types Filter=Government Documents), eg td 4.83 (Future federal aviation administration telecommunications plan)

Leave period in; can search with or without space after alpha characters and with or without colon at end

 

Authorities

 

Name authority (Staff Names Headings Search), eg stein gertrude 1874 1946 à highlight “Authorized” heading à click “Authority” button à Highlight heading à click OK

Name/title authority (Staff Name/Title Headings Search), eg

mozart wolfgang amadeus 1756 1791 nozze di figaro à highlight “Authorized” heading à click “Authority” button à Highlight heading à click OK

            Subfields may be separated by a space or any combination of spaces and/or hyphens Series authority (Staff Title Headings Search), eg music of our century à highlight “Authorized” heading à click “Authority” button à Highlight heading à click OK

 

Subjects

           

Subject (Staff Subject Headings Search), eg american literature

Subject with subdivision (Staff Subject Headings Search), eg american literature history and criticism

            Subfields may be separated by a space or any combination of spaces and/or hyphens

 

Builder tab

 

Local subject, eg vechten [in Local Subjects] AND bookplate [in Local Subjects] (for “692:14: |a Van Vechten, Carl, |d 1880-1964 |x Bookplate.”)