Searching the Collection
No prior registration is required to search the collection.
Materials may be accessed by subject area, by a keyword
search, or a search of only new materials.
These methods are explained below.
Access by Subject Area
When accessing materials by subject area, each
subject area is listed alphabetically in the
You may scroll through the
entire index and select a subject area.
clicking on a letter will jump you
to subjects beginning with that letter.
Access by Keyword Search
To find materials using a
you merely select the field
you want to search (or do nothing to search all fields at once)
and then enter
one or more words to search.
When more than one word is entered, all
of the words entered must be present in the record for the material
to be "found". Using more than a single word will
make the search more specific.
You may perform a "wildcard" word search by entering the
beginning of the word
immediately followed by an asterisk. For example, entering the word
child* will find materials containing the words children,
and childhood in addition to the word child.
When you have typed in your keyword(s), press
the RETURN key or click on the SUBMIT QUERY button to activate the search.
Access Newly Acquired Titles Only
You can access a list of
that have been added to the collection.
These titles represent additions since
the last printed full catalog in each format.
Titles are displayed in alphabetical order.
Display the Full Entry
Selecting a subject area or
performing a keyword search results
in an alphabetical list of
titles which match your search criteria. To view the
for any of these titles, just click
on that title. Titles recently added to the collection are marked with a
At any point in your search, you may return to the previous
display by clicking the BACK
button on your browser or by selecting BACK from the pull-down menu.