Navigation throughout the Library Catalogue is easily facilitated by the upper navigation menu.
The navigation menu is divided into several different sections.
The Helop Topics section provides tips and guidelines on how to use the Library catalogue.
The Search Options section lists all the various ways you can create search queries, including Title, Author, Subject, and Advanced Keyword options.
The Related Library Services section offers request forms and further information about several differents services offered by the Library.
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.
Users may renew their loans four times, after which books must be returned to the Library. No renewal is possible on books reserved by another user.
There are many ways to search the library's catalog. Each of the help pages linked below will give you tips on searching for specific kinds of items.
Advanced Keyword Search Tips
When searching multiple words the system will automatically suppply 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 on the right 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.
* The asterisk ('*') matches up to five non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "inter*" will match "internal" and "internet", but will not match "international". The '*' wildcard may only appear after at least two characters.
? 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 in the form above. 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.
Using multiple words
A phrase Search
Using Boolean operators
Field Limits and their meanings
Most relevant titles
Highly relevant titles
Very relevant titles
Other relevant titles