Library Search: advanced searching


Advanced searching

The Advanced Search can be accessed using the downward pointing arrow to the right of the search box.

The Advanced Search allows you to choose which database fields e.g. Author or Book/article title, you want to search for a particular term.

This means that if you discover the details of a particular resource that you would like to read, you can use these to search for the resource e.g. using the author's name and the book/article title.


Searching by classmark

To search for items with a particular classmark you will need to use the Advanced search.

On the advanced search screen click on one of the ‘All fields’ boxes and select ‘Classmark’.

 then select Classmark

Now enter the classmark you are looking for in opposite search box and click on the Search button at the bottom of the screen.

This will run a search for items in the Library catalogue with the desired classmark.


Extending your search

When you mouse-over a result you will see further details of the article appear in to the right of your results.

Within this information you will see blue links to related content.

You could use these links to see all of the results which fall into the category of the link e.g. clicking on the 'Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)' link would give you a list of all the articles available from the library on the subject of Feminine beauty (Aesthetics).

Similarly, clicking on the link of an Author's name (in this case Joanna Freuh) will give you a list of resources written by this author.


Change language

If you would prefer to use Library Search in a language other than English, you can use the language selector by clicking on the 'English' link in the top right of the screen, and then selecting your preferred language from the list.

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Results beyond the library collection

If you would like to search for resources which are not immediately available in full text, you can do this by clicking on the 'Add results beyond your Library's collection' box.

This will allow you to search a much broader range of resources but is likely to mean that you will have to use the Library Inter-library loans service to obtain the articles you find.


Email results/details/link

You can email yourself the details of any resource you find by clicking on the Email button in the article information panel on the search results page.

This will also email the link to the article