Type the keyword you want to find. For example:
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
|Field limits||A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).|
|Grouping||Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.|
When searching multiple words the system will automatically supply the Boolean "and" operator between each word; multiple words entered for the search will all occur somewhere in the retrieved records though not necessarily in the order entered. Both examples on the right will retrieve the same results.
Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes will appear together in all results exactly as typed.
A phrase Search:
"university science department"
* Matches any number of non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "comput*" will match all words that begin with "comput" (e.g., "computer", "computation", etc.).
The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string.
? You may use a question mark ('?') to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Use AND or OR to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use AND NOT to exclude words. Select the operator you wish to use from the selection list on the Advanced Search form.
Field limits may be specified by selecting a field limit from the selection list. These limits appear before the word or phrase to be searched. A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
Most relevant titles
Highly relevant titles
Very relevant titles
Other relevant titles
If you have a favorite author or subject for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. You can also set up a search that will notify you when new materials have been added that meet your search criteria.
Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except for materials with a waiting list, materials more than 28 days overdue, InterLibrary Loan materials, and items that have been renewed the maximum number of times.
You can now pay any fine over $2 online using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Here is how to get started:
Use "My Lists" to group and save titles from the ABC Library catalog in your account. Track resources about your favorite hobby or titles you want to check out later.
View and manage your lists by viewing your library account. Select "My Lists". On the My Lists summary screen you can view lists by selecting the list title, or delete list(s). When you view a list, you can
You can elect to keep track of items that you have checked out by enabling a Reading History. This is only viewable when logged in to your account online; library staff are unable to see your Reading History. You can opt in or opt out at any time. If you do not opt in, you will only be able to see items that are currently checked out. Your Reading History will track your check outs of books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and other items, but does not track your downloadable checkouts like eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Opt in to tracking your Reading History by logging in to My Account. Choose "Reading History" from your account menu. Select the "Save Reading History" button to opt in. Your Reading History will begin saving your Reading History for items checked out after you opt in. Any items that are checked out at the time you opt in will not be tracked.
Opt out of tracking your Reading History by logging in to My Account. Choose "Reading History" from your account menu. You must first delete all of your Reading History before you can opt out of tracking. If you would like to keep a record of your Reading History before deleting it, use the "Export Reading History" button. Use the "Delete All" button at the top of the list to delete your Reading History, then select the "Opt Out" button.
You may delete individual items from your Reading History by using the check boxes and "Delete Marked" button.
Sort your Reading History by Title, Author, Checked Out date, or Details by selecting the linked column headers. This will sort your Reading History in ascending order.
Export your Reading History by choosing the "Export Reading History" button. This allows you to email a list or save an HTML file with your Reading History. First, choose the format of listed items (Full, Brief, or MARC display), then select "Email" or "Screen" for an HTML file. If you select "Email", provide an email address; you can choose to modify the subject line of the email sent, directly beneath the email address box. When you have finished making your selections, use the "Submit" button.