Like Simple Search, there are 2 ways to access the Advanced Search function in LibrarySearch (please refer to the Simple Search page):
Advanced search is useful for any users that have some knowledge on the subject scope of a topic. With more knowledge, more subject specific keywords can be used in Advanced Search to find more focused results, thus shortening the time required to find useful materials.
The "Any Field" drop down menu provides a list of search fields that users can utilize:
(can be in uppercase or lowercase letters; same results will be retrieved)
|Title||Type the exact title or the first few words of the title. You may search for the title of any kind of material, including periodicals.
Initial article such as A, An, The etc. can be omitted
|Author/ Creator||Type the complete or the initial part of the AUTHOR name:
|Keyword/Phrase||Type any word(s) in the title, subject, table of contents, note and/or author.
Records containing all the entered words will be retrieved.
|Subject||Type the exact or the first few words of the Library of Congress Subject Heading.
Search the Medical Subject Headings as well for topics like psychology and life sciences.
If you are uncertain about the Library of Congress Subject Heading: use the Keyword/Phrase search option
|Table of Content||Type the first few words of the TITLE that appears in the Table of Contents.|
|Publisher||Type the complete or the initial part of the name of a publisher, e.g. Oxford University Press|
|Call No.||Type all or the first few characters of the LC or NLM call number, e.g. PE1065G46|
|ISBN / ISSN||Type in the complete ISBN, ISSN or the few characters of the standard numbers, e.g. 0673523365|
The relationship of the keywords to the results - 2 options:
The Boolean Operators:
Use AND, OR, AND NOT to combine keywords. The default operator is "AND"
The material type option, language option, and publication date option are self-explanatory.