Advanced Search

The Advanced Search screen lets you . . .

Advanced search categories

To perform an advanced search,
  1. Select which field you would like to search. Note that "Any Field" will NOT search fields with numbers.
  2. Choose the search syntax:
    • has all of these words: returns results that contain every word you type in the following text box, regardless of whether the words appear together. Note: If you are searching for a control number, such as ISBN, you MUST use this search option, and you can search for ONLY ONE number. Chamo will not find any results if you try to search for more than one number.
    • has this exact phrase: returns results that contain the words you type in the following text box as a phrase.
    • has at least one of these words: returns results that contain at least one of the words you type in the following text box.
    • has none of these words: returns results that do not contain any of the words you type in the following text box.
  3. Type your desired search term(s) in the search text box, and choose the category in which you would like to search:
    • Any Field
      • Examples:
      • Clancy
      • Elvis
      • trees
    • Author
      • Examples:
      • Hemingway
      • Ernest Hemingway
      • Hemingway, Ernest
    • Title
      • Examples:
      • For Whom the Bell Tolls
      • bell tolls
    • Subject
      • Examples:
      • motorcycles
      • dogs
      • oil futures
    • ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
      • Examples:
      • 0812971833
      • 978-0812971835
    • ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)
      • Examples:
      • 0024-0974
      • 02705060
    • LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number)
      • Examples:
      • 93-122185
      • 8014218
    • UPC (Universal Product Code)
      • Examples:
      • 025195048972
      • 093624978831
    • Control Number – This field is defined by your library. Please see a librarian for information on this field.

Search filters

Select one or more filters to narrow your search results. Note that some filters are hierarchical. Selecting the top layer of the hierarchy means that all of the subordinate filters will be included.

Wildcards

You can use wildcards to search for an inexact phrase. Chamo accepts the following wildcards on the Advanced Search screen: