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  • Type a single keyword or multiple words in the search box, then click "Go".
  • If two or more words are entered into the search box, the words will be joined with AND during the search.
    • oak walnut beech searches oak and walnut and beech
  • Boolean Operators should not be used in the Basic search. They can be used in Keyword Expert and Advanced Search..
  • In the Basic search, only the * truncation symbol is operational.

    Fields in the pull-down menu:

    • When the pull-down menu is on keyword, the results will contain the word or words searched anywhere in a record.
    • To search in the specific fields of author, title, journal title, subject, form/genre, ISBN/ISSN, call number, choose the appropriate field from the pull-down menu.

    Further search refinements:

    • You may narrow your results by using the limits on the left of the search results screen.
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