Answered By: Lauren Puzier
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2019     Views: 12

LibSearch also offers Basic Search options.
LibSearch is our one-stop search tool to explore the majority of the library’s physical and electronic collections. Using the advanced search gives you a variety of options to focus your search results. It can greatly enhance the search experience, saving you much time and effort while also improving results.

Advanced Searching in LibSearch


1. LibSearch is the search box on our library homepage.  You may search  Everything, or just  Books,  Articles or  Videos by using the checkboxes below the search box. 

Enter your keywords and launch the search to view the search results. 


2  On the Search Results page, click Advanced Search below the search box to go to the Advanced Search screen.


3. Enter multiple keywords and use the dropdown boxes to specify where LibSearch should look for those keywords. For example, if you are searching for an author's name, you can use the dropdown box to select Author

Choose to link keywords with AND, OR, NOT.


4. Below the search boxes, you can use the Search Options to further narrow or expand results.

You can get very specific with these options, for example you can limit the search to items held only at your campus library or expand your search by telling LibSearch to apply similar subjects or words.


5. Launch the search to view the results list.

Example of an Advanced Search results page

advanced search results page


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