How to Perform an Advanced Search

How to Perform an Advanced Search:

1. Click on the Searching Tab located at the top and then click on the advanced search tab located below.

2. You may customize your search features in the first section by using three drop down lists.

For example:

3. Click on keyword and type in a keyword that explains, such as Samuel Johnson.

4. Click on author and type in the author, such as William Shakespeare.

5. Click on title and type in the title, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

In the second section of the Advanced Search:

6. Type in the year, such as 1788.

7. Select the preferred language of the text from the drop down list, such as English.

8. Then, select the number of libraries in which you would like to search for the text, such as all libraries.

9. After that, you can limit your search to the format of the text that you are searching for, such as “book.”

10. Then, specify subtype limits with the three-drop down lists such as the audience, “not juvenile,” the content, “fiction,” and format, “any format.”

11. Finally, rank the list of results by a specific organization such as “relevance.” Search.


12. To order the text, click on the external resource link labeled “Borrow from another library.”

13. This link will bring you to a sign in page for Inter Library Loan. Sign in using the username and password that you created previously.

14. You will then arrive at the book request page of Inter Library Loan where the information for ordering the book that you are requesting will be automatically filled in for you.

15. If not, be sure to fill in the author/editor, the title, the publisher, the place of publication, the date of publication, the edition, the OCLC Number, the date after which you would not want the text, the preferred language of the text, and whether you would accept a different edition of the text.

16. Once you have filled out the book request fully, hit the button below labeled “Submit Request.”

17. You will then arrive at a page and you will see the text you ordered under “Outstanding Requests” at the top of the page in the status “Awaiting Processing.”


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