Web Client - Search the Catalog



Search the Catalog provides access to title, volume, and copy records and cataloging and holdings maintenance functions. Staff have access to different information than patrons.

When helping patrons with reference or reader's advisory questions, PLS recommends that staff use the online catalog instead of the web client.

TIP The search form and results, and various catalog function interfaces are contained in panes within the Catalog tab. There will be two scroll bars - one for the broweser window, and another for the function pane.

Types of search

There are three types of search available in the catalog

  • Basic Search - single index selection, single format selection, single library selection
  • Advanced Search - default web client search; combine multiple indexes, select multiple filters, single library selection, etc., includes additional options for numeric and MARC searching
  • Browse the Catalog - shelf browse feature, based on title, author, subject, series, by OWWL or a single library

Basic Search

  1. Enter a search term
  2. Select a search index
  3. Select a format (optional)
  4. Select a library (use OWWL to see all holdings)
  5. Click Search

Adanced Search

Advanced search allows combining multiple elements in one search for very targeted results. However, being too precise can eliminate relevant results due to cataloging errors, staff typing errors

TIP A basic keyword search, limited by a format, is usually sufficient for the majority of catalog searches!

Search Indexes

Search Filters

Numeric Search

Expert Search

Browse the Catalog

Search Strategies

Cataloging and Holdings Features

Set Default View

Record Summary

Topic Subject Web Client
Service Evergreen
Documentation type None

Includes RT Form? No

Topic revision: r5 - 18 Jul 2018 - 11:26:33 - LindsayStratton

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