Although our new online catalog (Encore) is set up to function much like Google with one simple search box, you also have the option to perform an “advanced search” located directly below the search on the right hand side.
Encore supports a Boolean search, search by Title, Author, or Subject, and pre-search limits. A dynamic advanced search form allows users to construct these complex queries directly within Encore. Additionally, users will be able to apply multiple limits of the same type (i.e. Book or eBook), and view results within a specific range of publication dates (i.e. 2001-2011).
The Encore Advanced Search satisfies both novice and sophisticated users. It works seamlessly for patrons accustomed to the more simple online catalog , or reference librarians needing a more detailed search form for bibliographic instruction. Below is an example of the Encore Advanced Search form:
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~Brian Trippodo ~