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ebrary: advanced search

Advanced search makes it easy to search for specific content in ebrary.

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An Advanced Search can be performed from the Info tab or the Search tab by clicking on the Advanced link next to the Simple Search box.
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You can build your search strategy by selecting a specific field from the pull-down menu
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and adding additional rows to your search by clicking on the plus sign next to each row.
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The default selection is set to Text and Key Fields.
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This searches the Document Text, Title, Author, Subject, and Publisher fields.
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Some of the other search fields include:
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Subject - ebrary uses the Library of Congress subject headings to classify its documents.
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Title - This refers to the exact words in the title. ebrary searching is literal.
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So if the title contains the word “Dogs” (plural) and you search for “Dog” (singular), you won’t find a match.
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Publication year is the publishing date for the particular e-book version that ebrary offers.
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Often, this is different from the original print publication date.
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Boolean operators are supported.
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To search for an exact phrase, use quotation marks around your search.
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The proximity operator WITHIN, is also supported and used to search for words
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that occur in the document within a certain distance of each other.
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The WITHIN operator must be in capital letters and then followed by a dash and a number.
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Let’s run a search using various search fields, a proximity operator, and an exact phrase.
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You can further edit and refine your search from the top of the results page.
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Please visit our other ebrary training videos to learn more about using ebrary.

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