Web Client - Search the Catalog

v.3


Search

Search the Catalog provides access to title, volume, and copy records and cataloging and holdings maintenance functions. The search interface and structure is the same for staff in the web client and for patrons in the online catalog. However, staff have access to staff only-functions and will see different information. 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

  • OPAC View
  • MARC Edit
  • View Holds
  • Monograph Parts
  • Holdings View
  • Conjoined Items

Set Default View

EvergreenWebForm
Topic Subject

Service Evergreen
Documentation type None
Year

Includes RT Form? No
Status

Topic revision: r1 - 24 May 2018 - 11:44:12 - LindsayStratton
 

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