Basic search

For a basic search across the whole bibliography, enter a search term and then click the search button (right). You can enter terms such as an author's name, part of a book title, etc. To do this type of search at any stage, use the Basic option. Note: the searches use the exact terms you enter. For example: if you enter 'David Paton' you will not get any results as it is stored in the database as 'David Murray Paton'. If you do not get a result try widening the search by entering just the first name ('David') or surname ('Paton').

Results page: after you have completed any search, the results are displayed on a Results page. You can click through to full details relating to the author and book.

Diacritical marks: the searches are sensitive to exact characters and if your search includes diacritical marks (such as: ä é ç õ ê, etc.) you will need to include them in your search terms.

Guided searches

To look-up via author's last name, item title, chapter title, publisher, etc.

  • Unlike Basic or Advanced Search which searches on all fields in the entire database, Guided search searches on your selected category (field) only. Basic Search will often produce more (and sometimes unexpected) results. A Guided search limits your search to a single category.
  • First select from the given categories by clicking in the relevant box.
  • A drop-down menu containing all relevant information on the database for that category will appear. Click on the relevant information in the drop-down menu.
  • You may also enter whole words or part of a word in order to navigate within the drop-down menu.
  • Once you have clicked on the specific name, title, term etc., your Results will be displayed on your screen. Click on the title in Results for full details.

Advanced search

This search functions in a similar way to the Basic Search (see above) but only searches in a specific field you select from the lists.

Useful to limit your results and receive more specific results.

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