SEARCHING

Searches can be made in various screens, in a single field or combination of fields, depending on what you are looking for. The % sign can be used as a wildcard before or in the middle of a search, to allow for:
  • variations in formatting
  • order for multi-part surnames
  • to skip common title openings, such as personal names
The wildcard search method works for ALL searchable fields (titles, authors, publishers, journals, series, etc.) Searches are insensitive to capitalization and diacritics but ARE sensitive to special coding, such as the "< >" used for italics.

Title Search

See ACCESSION SEARCH SCREEN


Author Search (AUTHORITIES: TERMS--NAMES)

There are two reasons to do an author search:

  • to determine which writings by a given author are already in the database
  • to find and default the proper form of an author name into a new accession

JID Search (AUTHORITIES/JOURNALS)

PID Search (AUTHORITIES/PUBLISHERS)

SID Search (AUTHORITIES/SERIES)