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Advanced searching in Summon

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welcome to the Virginia Tech University Library series of short tutorials on how
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to use someone
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now in another tutorial abortion how to do basic some searches
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but this time I'm gonna take you into the been searchin show you couple tracks
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known a basic search generally what's happening is when you take your words
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into the search field
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it just from the general keyword search but here in the Advanced search
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you can put your words and search in specific fields such as by author
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by title even what publication it comes from including the volume in the issue
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I'm gonna do my local food search here in the title I'm
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now in the basic keyword search when I did this account with over two million
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results
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you can see here now that I've done a title search its only returned
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about 6500 results and if you look in the search field your moms house
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title combined and then when I searched inside parentheses
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title combined represents the field that I used to search in
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there other fields you can use to search in the way that you can find out what
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these fields are
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is by going back to the original page and going to summon help
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some help as a page to be developed to teach you all about someone
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including down here you can search in specific fields
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here are those fields you can search by typing in this format here
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the name the field a colon and then your query
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in parentheses you also notice under this
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that someone will lie to use Boolean operators to your search
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but the operators must be written in all capital letters from use them
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if you look your own help page you'll find other suggestions for things you
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can do
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for your Advanced search now I'm gonna go ahead and go back
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in just run a basic search our local through
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and when I wanna show you is another advanced way that you can narrow down
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your search
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using the Subject Tests so you coming here to the subject facets
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I would like more options answers all subjects I could use to search
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so say I want to search say I want to include restaurants
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I'm hotels and restaurants I'm
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and management and you notice appear in the field it's
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it adds or as a operator so it's pouring all three the search terms and I'm going
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to continue
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I'm a house that has returned now about 60 60 1000 results
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no one thing I can do is I can go back into more objects under my subject
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terms:
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I'm
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you'll see that appear in this field it's still was mice three facets I chose
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and now want to choose some more facets maybe I wanted shoes
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recipes I'm fast food industry
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food service industry you'll notice it includes those as well with the or
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operator
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and it uses hand so now it's cool look for local foods
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with management war restaurants or hotels restaurants
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and I the recipes are fast food or in this gas industry or food service
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industry
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I'm so that's a fairly advanced way to narrow down your search using subject
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facets
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Lucy Zara down about 6500 results so that's just a couple loves
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advanced searching techniques that you can use now using someone
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again if you need more help to figure out what you can do
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go back to that library home page click on the summon help link
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and read through that FAQ and it will tell you all kinds of things
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additionally if you need more help feel free to use the Ask a Librarian chat
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service
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calls on the phone or just come see one of our qualified librarians
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at the reference tests

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