• Basic Search finds results that contain all of your search terms. These may match keywords in a title, an author name, a subject, an abstract, or other descriptions.
 
  • Advanced Search lets you pre-limit a search to specific fields, material types, and publication dates.
 
  • After submitting a search, use the facets (found on the left-side of the search results) to limit to items by availability, institution, library, subject, etc. You can also include or exclude individual facets.
 
  • The * character can be used as a wildcard in place of one or more characters. [Example: immigra*; wom*n; president*]
 
  • Enclosing your search in quotes "" will only return results with an exact match.
 
  • Searches can also be nested within (), combined with "" and Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT (case-sensitive).