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This is the advanced book search page. The page provides boolean search combinations using the title, author, and other search fields. Help: What are the search elements?
Search Criteria:
Fields indicated by a '*' are required. You are required to choose at least one search type and enter its corresponding search text.
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Number of hits per result page:
You can further limit your search by selecting from the options below:
Restrict to items published after: yyyy
Restrict to items published before: yyyy
Restrict to items held at:
Help - What are the search elements?
Search Type
The following are the search fields available:
Title Search: Searches for occurrences of entered word(s) in the titles of all books in the database. Titles that contain any of the word(s) entered are returned. Any book that has a subtitle, its subtitle is searched too.
Author Search: Searches all authors' first, middle and last names for occurrences of entered word(s) that resemble any of the three names. For example, if 'Joubran' is entered then all authors that have the word 'Joubran' as part of their first, middle or last name are returned.
Subject Search: Searches all subject headings and returns all books that have a matching criteria. The Subject Heading field describes what the book is about.
ISBN Search: Searches for the exact ISBN number. An ISBN consists of exactly 10 characters that uniquely identify a particular book.
Barcode Search: Books are assigned barcodes for internal use. This search can be used if the barcode is known to the user.
Publisher Search: Searches for occurrences of entered word(s) in the Publisher field which may have one or more names.
Boolean Search
Boolean search is used to refine a search criteria. The following are the boolean operators available:
And: Returns books that match ALL search criteria selected. This leads to a more accurate and narrower result.
Or: Returns books that match ANY of the search criteria selected. This leads to a wider and more comprehensive result.
Not: Excludes books that match this search criteria. This leads to a more accurate and narrower result.
Optional Search Criteria
The result may be filtered furthermore using any of the following:
Restrict to items published after: Only books published before this date are retuned. By default all matching books are returned.
Restrict to items published before: Only books published after this date are returned. By default all matching books are returned.
Restrict to items held at: Only books belonging to selected libraries are returned. By default all matching books are returned.
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