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Index Searching by Title, Name, Call Number, ISN, and Date of Sale

Use an Index search to find a specific title, name (artist, author, or entity), call number, International Standard Number, or date of sale. Words and numbers are searched in the order in which they are typed.


TITLE SEARCH:

Type the beginning of the title, omitting initial articles in all languages.

Capitalization and punctuation are ignored in searching.

To search titles of one word or one letter, use a pipe symbol.


NAME SEARCH:

A name search is also a subject search, finding works by and about people (artists, authors, sitters for portraits, other creators) and entities (auction houses, repositories, organizations, government bodies).

Enter the name of a person lastname, firstname.

Enter in order the first words of the name of an entity.


CALL NUMBER SEARCH:

Enter a full call number to find a specific work.

Enter the first part of a call number to browse, especially works by/about an artist.


INTERNATIONAL STANDARD NUMBER SEARCH:

Enter a full ISBN to find a specific book.
Punctuation and spaces can be omitted, ISBNs may be 10 or 13 digits.

Enter an ISSN to find a specific journal.

In the Clark catalog, this search can also be used to find auction sale codes.


DATE OF SALE SEARCH: (auction catalogs only)

Enter the date of sale for a specific day/sale as YYYYMMDD.
For a multiple-day sale, the date of sale is always the first day.

Enter a partial date to find catalogs for a given month and/or year.


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Basic Keyword searching

A Keyword search looks for words in any order. It searches all the searchable fields in a record: title, name (author/subject), notes, and subject headings.
A Keyword search may include any of the following search techniques:


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Advanced Searching

For an Advanced search, use the link below the basic keyword search on the home screen.


Field searching
The power of Advanced Keyword searching is that you can search for words in any order in specific fields: title, name, subject headings, and notes. This is more precise than a basic Keyword search and more flexible than any Index search.

In addition, you can use search techniques such as truncation and wildcardsphrase and proximity searching, "nesting"or grouping searches with parentheses, and Boolean searching with AND, OR, and AND NOT. You can for example:

Search for keywords in the title field only:

Search for keywords if you only know part of the name of a person or entity:

Search Topical Subject Headings for material about a given time period:



Limiting a search
An Advanced Keyword search allows you to limit your search by several parameters that can be used in any combination. In some instances, such as Material Type and Location, search limits may overlap.

Limit by:
Material Type to find books, journals, auction catalogs, visual materials, electronic materials, or archival materials. For example:

Location to find materials in specific locations in the library, including special collections, oversize and folio, and microforms.

Language

Publisher

Date of publication


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Modifying or limiting a search


If you perform a search that yields a large result, you may wish to limit the search to get a more precise result.
If you perform a search that yields a skewed result you may wish to modify it to get a more accurate result.
To modify or limit a search there are several options, all of which can be used in combination with one another.

Click the Modify Search button at the top of the search results screen to alter a search in the following ways:


Search by Title, Name, Subject Heading

For the results of a Keyword search, three search boxes allow you to modify your search by searching specific fields and combining terms using Boolean operators AND, OR, and AND NOT. This allows searching with greater precision, scope, and flexibility.

For the results of an Index search (Title, Name, Call Number, etc.), a single search box allows you to limit the search by Name, Title, Subject, and Publisher.


In addition, you can limit by:
Material Type to find books, journals, auction catalogs, visual materials, electronic materials, or archival materials. For example:


Location to find materials in specific locations in the library, including special collections, oversize and folio, and microforms.


Language


Publisher


Date of publication


Scope

Click the Scope drop-down menu and choose a scope to expand or restrict a search to specific library collections.


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Mark and download/email/print records


Marking records

Mark records to create a list of records you wish to download, print, or e-mail.


FROM BROWSE SCREENS:


FROM RECORD SCREENS:


Printing, E-mailing, and Downloading Records

To print, e-mail, or download records you must first mark them (see above) from a browse screen or from an individual record screen.

Click Export Saved to see the list of records you have marked. From this screen you can delete records, or you can return to the catalog to add more.

When the list is ready, click one of the options in the Format of List pane to specify a record format: brief record (citation and call number), full record (all fields), and MARC (cataloging record).


Printing records:


E-mailing records:


Downloading records:


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Using your "My Library Account"


To log into your My Library Account, click the Login link at the top of the screen.

On the login screen, enter your name and type in your circulation barcode number.


Once logged into My Library Account, you can:

Renew materials online


Reasons why you may not be able to renew items:


If for any reason you cannot renew an item you still need, bring it to the reference desk during regular library hours (Monday to Friday 9 - 5) and ask library staff for help.


Place requests for items checked out, In Process, On Order, or in inaccessible locations such as offsite storage or Special Collections


Create Lists

Use My Library Account to create lists of materials on given topics or categories.


Create and work with preferred searches

Use My Library Account to save complex or often-used searches and run them periodically to check for any new material on a given topic.


To use a saved search and to manage searches:

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