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UNCST Online Library Catalog Search Tips

Enter your keyword(s) in the Search box. (example: attention deficit disorder children). If you would like to limit your search to specific fields ( title, author, subject, ISBN, series, call number), use the search box drop down menu. Different forms of a word (child, children, children’s) are searched automatically. Too many words in the search box will find very few matches; a single keyword may find too many matches. Items will display in order of a “relevance” ranking.

Advanced Search

Advanced Search provides a convenient template that allows you to combine search terms by entering each words into a separate box. The default search is by keyword, but you can use the search box drop-down menus to select specific search fields for each box, such as title, author, or subject. In Advanced Search, you can also limit your search to a type of material, or date of publication.By clicking “More options” on the bottom of the screen, you can access more search fields in the drop-down search box menu. In order to conduct a specific phrase search use the following syntax: kw,phr= search term, or ti,phr=search terms for a phrase search limited to the title field

Results Page

Following a basic or advanced search, the results page will display the title, author, format, publisher, year of publication, campus location(s) and call numbers, and availability of the items retrieved for your search. You will also see links (“Add to Cart”) that allow you to temporarily save items for printing/emailing from the “Cart” near the top of a screen. (The check boxes to the left of each item can also be used for this purpose.) If an item is checked out, “checked out” will appear next to the item, with the number of checked out copies in parentheses.

Detailed Record Page

Clicking a title will take you to its detailed record page, you will be required to login in order to view details of the record. Where tables of contents or content summaries may appear (click “Description”), as well as specific checkout information for items. Next to a call number, the “Browse Shelf” link allows you to view the books that are shelved next to the selected item.

Additional Info

You can sort your results (by date, call number, author, etc.) by using the drop-down menu to the right of the screen.

Use the browser arrows to navigate forwards and backwards among screens.

For further assistance, please ask the library staff

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