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Searching: Author Keyword

An author keyword search is a keyword search of the author fields. To search by author either:

1. Select Author Keyword from the pull-down menu in the Basic Search

  • Enter two names in any order, terms will be connected by AND:

      will cather searches willa AND cather

  • Enter a name with an initial, the initial will be searched as a separate term:

      l frank baum searches l AND frank AND baum

  • Enter a comma and a space between names, the two names will be combined with AND, but the terms in the order searched will be weighted higher in the results:

      wharton, edith - "wharton edith" will be weighted higher.

  • Use quotation marks around search terms, the results can vary, as the terms are searched as adjacent, in the order given.

      "russo richard" gets more hits than "richard russo"

  • Want to do proximity search, use the tilde symbol "~" and a number, after a search in quotes

      "william f buckley"~2 finds william AND f AND buckley within 2 words of each other.

  • Search only a last name and get too many results, use the Author/Creator limit on the left to narrow your search to a specific author.

  • Search a last name and truncated initial (hardy t*) the search is translated to hardy AND t*: not an effective search. Use the Author Browse search instead.

2. Select Keyword Expert from the Basic Search menu, and use field searching

    • author:russo
    • author:butler and title:"way of all flesh"

3. Use the Advanced Search

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