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Keyword Search

1. The keyword search is set to search for the words in the Title, Author, Subject, Publisher, and Note fields at a time, or you can limit the words in a specific field (e.g. Title, Author, Subject).

2. Type the words you want to find.

Examples: RFID computer science global warming Dan Brown

3. The system will automatically supply the Boolean "and" operator between each word when searching multiple words.Example: data mining = data and mining

4. Use an asterisk (*) to substitute for one or multiple letters.

-Words beginning with a common word root Example: engine* will search for engines, engineer, engineering.

-Multiple asterisks in one word Example: encyclop*dia* will search for encyclopaedia, encyclopedia, encyclopaedias, encyclopedias.

5. Use a question mark (?) to substitute for one letter.Examples: wom?n will search for woman, women.theat?? will search for theater, theatre.

6. Search for an exact phrase by enclosing the words in quotation marks("").

Example:"data mining" "global warming" "English literature"

7. If you want to search for materials in a specific location, material type, language or year of publication, please choose the advanced keyword search

Title Search

1. Type the complete or the initial words of the title.

Examples:Harry Potter Journal of fluid mechanics Springer proceedings in mathematics

2. If you don’t know the exact title, please go to the keyword search page and choose “title keyword” in the drop-down menu.

3. If you want to search for materials in a specific location, material type, language or year of publication, please choose the advanced keyword search

Author Search

1. Type the complete or the initial words of the author name.

-Personal Name (Last Name first)

Examples: Harris, David Drucker, Peter Ferdinand

-Corporate Name

Examples: IEEE Communications Society

-Meeting Name

Examples: IEEE Aerospace Applications Conference

2. If you don’t know the exact author name, please go to the keyword search page and choose “author keyword” in the drop-down menu.

3. If you want to search for materials in a specific location, material type, language or year of publication, please choose the advanced keyword search

Subject Search

1. Type the complete or the initial words of the subject.

Examples:children's rights、Breast Cancer

2. If you are not sure what the exact subject is, please go to the keyword search page and choose “subject keyword” in the drop-down menu.

3. If there is hierarchical relationship between each subject, type those subjects in a search string.

Examples:Politics and culture United States will find the result "Politics and culture -- United States" .

4. If the subject is a personal name, first type the last name then the first name.

Example:Shakespeare, William

5. If you want to search for materials in a specific location, material type, language or year of publication, please choose the advanced keyword search

ISBN/ISSN Search

Type the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) or ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), and the hyphen (-) can be omitted.

Examples:957-8840-02-0 9578840020 00037982 0003-7982

Call no. Search

1. A call number is used to identify and retrieve individual item in the library’s collections. It is a combination of classification number/letter and author number/letter.

2. Type the complete call number or the initial part of the classification number/letter. Enter a space between the classification number/letter and author number/letter.

Examples:857.7 312.53 0858 WN25 N883

Course Reserves Search

You can find the materials held in reserve for specific courses by searching for the instructor’s name or the course name.

Type the complete or the initial words of the name.

Examples:SPSS (course name)

Advanced Keyword Search

1. The advanced keyword search can look for the words or phrase in all fields or a specific field (e.g. title, author, subject, note).

2. Use the Boolean operators (And, And Not, Or) to broaden or narrow down the search result.

3. You may limit the search result to a specific location, material type or language, and hold down the CTRL key to select multiple limits simultaneously.

4. The year limit allows you to retrieve the materials published in a specific year or range of years. The system will exclude the start year and the end year from the range of years.

Examples:

「After 2010 and Before」search for records published from 2011 to present.

「After 2010 and Before 2012」search for records published in 2011.

「After 2000 and Before 2012」search for records published from 2001 to 2011.

Government Document Number Search

Type the complete or the initial number of the Government Document or the technical report.

Examples:U5002 T089、csh 030049860830

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Other Functions

 1. Limit Search

 You may narrow down your initial search results to a more accurate list by using the following limit options:
  • Words in the title, author, subject or publisher fields
  • Location
  • Material Type
  • Language
  • Year of Publication

LIMITED SEARCH

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 2. Sort your search results

 (1) Sorting records by the following fields in keyword search mode:
  • Relevance
  • Date
  • Title


 (2) You can sort the records after the search, or set the way of sorting your results at the same time when you type your search term in advanced keyword search mode.

 

  (3) Sorting records by the following fields in phrase search mode:
  • Title
  • Author
  • Year
  • Reverse Year
  • Call Number
  • Material Type
  • System Sorted: the order of the search term in the index


 3. Limit Search to Available Items
 Exclude borrowed items, and only show items that are "available" or "Library Use Only".

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 4. Save and Export Selected Records

  (1) You can browse the search results and save selected records to a temporary list.
  (2) You have to mark and save records on each page that you view.
  (3) When you have finished searching the catalog, you can select "View Bag" to export records, place multiple requests, or save records to "My Lists".
    You can save up to 2,000 records to the temporary list.
  (4) No matter you export or request the saved records, it will export or request all records on the list.
  (5) Click on "Export Saved", then choose a format for your exported records and decide how to send the exported records.


 5. QR Code

  You can use the smart phone or tablet PC to scan the QR Code of the specific record, and the information of the title, item location and Call No. will show on your phone or tablet PC.

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