Basic Search From Home Page

  Basic Search From Home Page

Tutorial – Basic Search from Home Page

The Home Page provides the user with the ability to perform a “Basic Search”. The large box in the middle of the page is where you can enter your search criteria and then depress the Go button on the right of the box. Whatever you enter in this field will be searched for in the entire collection.

Example:

  • A surname, such as Abraham Lincoln

 

  • A full name, such as “Abraham Lincoln”. The quotes are required so that the search engine knows that the word Abraham is immediately followed by the word Lincoln.

Example:

  • If you enter Abraham Lincoln without quotes, a Boolean AND is implied, meaning that both Robert and Miller must appear on the same page for that page to be returned in the search results. They do not have to appear next to each other in this case.
  • A phrase, such as “Montgomery Bus Boycott” must be enclosed in quotes for a page containing that phrase to be included in the search results.
  • You can enter Boolean expressions in the Basic Search box, such as “Rosa Parks” AND Montgomery for pages that include articles about Montgomery and Rosa Parks on the same page. Or – Montgomery NOT “Rosa Parks” for articles that are on pages with the word Montgomery, but the page must not have “Rosa Parks” on it.

To select a Date Range to restrict the search to specific dates:

Example: