Thursday, March 22, 2012

Library Online Catalog Tip: Wildcard Search

Ever wonder what items the library has in Spanish, or want to browse ALL the DVD/Videos? Not sure how to search for that in the library's online catalog? Here's a tip for using the Advanced Keyword Search to narrow down your browsing:
  • Click on the More Searches drop-down menu located on the upper right of the online catalog
  • Select/highlight the Advanced Keyword search and click the green arrow button
  • On the Advanced Keyword Search page, put an asterisk (*) in the top "Enter Search Terms" section (you can leave it defaulted to "any field" and then choose the limit you want (material type Magazine or language French, for example)
  • Hit the Submit button

In the example above, I was able to see that the library has 2,687 DVDs to choose from...pretty neat!

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