Type the keyword you want to find. For example:
Use boolean operators to specify multiple words in any field, any order.
|AND:||Limits the search to those records that contain both search terms in the same record.|
|OR:||Expands the search to all records containing either one search term or the other.|
|AND NOT:||Excludes a search term, and finds records containing one search term but not the other. It also eliminates records containing both search terms.|
|NEAR (~):||Keeps search terms within a certain number of words of each other. For example, "child labor"~5 will retrieve the words child and labor within 5 words of each other.|
Words may be truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of any number of other characters. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n
|Field limits||A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).|
|Grouping||Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.|
When searching multiple words the system will automatically supply the Boolean "and" operator between each word; multiple words entered for the search will all occur somewhere in the retrieved records though not necessarily in the order entered. Both examples below will retrieve the same results.
Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes will appear together in all results exactly as typed.
A phrase Search:
* Matches any number of non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "comput*" will match all words that begin with "comput" (e.g., "computer", "computation", etc.).
The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string.
? You may use a question mark ('?') to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Use AND or OR to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use AND NOT to exclude words. Select the operator you wish to use from the selection list on the Advanced Search form.
Field limits may be specified by selecting a field limit from the selection list. These limits appear before the word or phrase to be searched. A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
Most relevant titles
Highly relevant titles
Very relevant titles
Other relevant titles
If you have a favorite author or subject for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and let you place reserves on new materials quicker.
To place a hold, either click on "Request It" on the brief display or when viewing a full record of the item click on the "Request" button.
To view holds, click on the link specifying the number of holds in the upper left corner of the screen after logging into "My Account".
To freeze holds, a patron should display their holds and click on the freeze holds checkbox on the far right of the display. After checking the "Freeze" box, click on the "Update" button. If the freeze box does not display it means that the hold is in the process of being filled and cannot be frozen.
Screen will repaint, and ask for a confirmation
When a hold is frozen the title will display in the patron's list of holds with icicles.
While a hold is frozen, it cannot be filled. However, the hold will continue to move towards the top of the hold queue. Once at the top, if it is still frozen, the hold will be skipped over until it is unfrozen.
To unfreeze a hold, remove the check in the freeze box and click on "Update". Screens will repaint, click on "YES"
After clicking "Yes" the hold is now eligible to be filled.
To cancel a hold, click on the check box on the left hand side of the screen before the title of the item. Once you have checked the box, click on the "Update" button. You can also "Cancel All" holds by clicking on the "Canel All" button.
Screen will repaint and ask for a confirmation
Click "Yes" to proceed with cancellation of hold.
Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except for materials with reserves and materials on which you owe fines.
You can now pay any fine over $2 online using your Visa or MasterCard.
Here is how to get started: