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TOR: Technology Orientation Requirement: Simmons Catalog

Simmons Library

Use the Basic Search feature to run a search by Keyword, Author, Title, or Subject.

Basic Search of Simmons Library OPAC

Advanced Search

Take a look at the Advanced Search feature in the OPAC.


Does it look familiar?

Advanced searching is modeled after the concept grid. This allows you to search the OPAC for multiple concepts at a time. An advanced search could look like this:

By expanding the drop down box next to 'Any Field', you can designate where in the record you search for each concept.

You can also change the connecting Boolean Operators.

Search Fields Defined

Keyword: A term that is anywhere in the record.

Author: The person(s) responsible for creating the item.

Title: The name of an item.

Subject: The Library of Congress subject heading.

LC Call Number: The Library of Congress call number. Most of the collection at Beatley is classified under the Library of Congress.

Non-LC Call Number: Items that are not catalogued using the Library of Congress classification system. The Children's Lit collection is classified using the Dewey Decimal System.

Advanced Search Options

You can also limit your results:

Available Items Only: Results show only items that are currently available in the library.

Format: Specify which format(s) you are looking for.

Year Range: Search for items within a specific date range.

Collections: Only look for items held in a particular collection (i.e. Reference).

Language: Limit to certain language(s).

Sort: Sort your results by relevance, by date, or by title.