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How do I perform an Alphabetical Search in the Library Catalogue?

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2014  |  70 Views

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The Alphabetical search is one of the Library Catalogue's three searching tools. The Alphabetical search lets you search your library's catalogue by one of the following methods:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject
  • Journal Title
  • Series
  • Video Title
  • ISBN/ISSN


To do an Alphabetical search

Enter the search term that you want to use in the Search field.

Tip:  You can also search for items using a "wildcard" symbol or a truncation symbol. This is useful if you do not know the exact term for which you want to search. (For example, you may not know how to spell an author's name.)

The wildcard symbol represents a group of unknown characters in addition to those in your search criteria. You use the asterisk ( * ) for the wildcard. (For example, if you enter "man*" for an Author Keyword search, the Library Cataloguel displays titles by authors named "Mansen," "Mandell," "Manhattan," and so forth.)

The truncation symbol represents a single character in addition to those in your search criteria. You use the question mark ( ? ) for truncation. (For example, if you enter "man?" for an Author Keyword search, Information Portal displays titles by authors named "Man," "Mang," "Mann," "Mans," and so forth.)
 

Click the round red arrow button to perform your search.

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