Online Catalogue Guides

Advanced searches

The online catalogue in 'Advanced Search' mode

The online catalogue in 'Advanced Search' mode 

 

  • Where searches need to be specific or more targeted, use the 'Advanced Search'. This part of the online catalogue has many more options not available elsewhere.
  • A link to the advanced search mode can be found at the bottom of the 'Quick Search' box on the catalogue homepage.

 

The 'Advanced Search' box

The 'Advanced Search' box 

 

Manipulating search options

There is no need to fill in every field, but the more information that is entered, the more accurate the search results will be. An advanced search can be manipulated in several ways:

  • by typing keywords into the different fields, such as an author or architect, which can be excluded or combined through the 'AND' drop-down menu on the right 
  • by specifying details about the items you are looking for, such as language or format in the drop-down menus at the bottom of the page.

Once keywords have been entered and options chosen, the search of the catalogue can begin by pressing 'Search' to produce a set of search results relating to your chosen keywords and criteria.

 

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