Use the Search page to construct and submit library catalogue search
requests. The search results are displayed on the Search Results page.
- For more information about the Quick Search, and other actions available in the Search page toolbar, see Catalogue Toolbar help.
To perform a simple search, enter search
values in one or more of the field input boxes in the Search For area,
and then click the Search button. If you
want to create a more specific query, you can use search features and
operators to refine your search request. Search features available on
the Search form are explained below.
For more information about how to use wildcard characters and punctuation
Additional Search Features. For more information about how to use
search operators, see
The following table explains how to use the search features available on the Search page:
|Search Assistant icon
||Browse a field index or thesaurus and select terms to add to the input boxes.
|Select a field list
||Search library catalogue fields in addition to those displayed on the page by default
|Full Text field
||Search the full text of digital content items. Digital
content is a document, image, or some other digital entity
related to a catalogue item. For example, a catalogue item's
digital content may include a table of contents in PDF form.
|Combine fields with list
||Select a value that creates a relationship between two or more search
fields. Webtop supports the following field connectors:
- AND, which means all criteria are true. This is usually the default
- OR, which means any criterion is true.
- AND NOT, which means the first criterion is true and a second is
|Return only records with Full Text check box
||Return only catalogue items that include digital content. This
is useful if you need to access content immediately.
||To restrict your search to materials owned by certain
libraries, click the names of the libraries you want to
search. To search multiple libraries, press and hold the CTRL key while you click library
Note: Digital content belongs to ALL
libraries so this restriction will be ignored for records with
|Material Type field
||To restrict your search to certain material types, click the
types of materials for which you want to search. To search
multiple types, press and hold the CTRL key while you click types.
|Sort by list
||Specify the field to order and display
items found for your search request. Also, you can indicate
whether records are displayed in ascending or descending
|Results per page list
||Specify the number of records to display on each result set page.
|Hit highlighting list
||Specify whether terms are highlighted in the search result.
Specify by selecting YES or NO from the list. Highlighted terms
are displayed in boldface.