Advanced Searching: Selected Fields Searching
This page provides two search boxes with drop down menus to specify designation you desire the term (all of the words, exact phrase, any of the words, none of the words) and which field you wish to search. This differs from the Searching by Keyword in that you can designate the search engine to only search words in the titles, abstracts, etc.
Before selecting a collection, a general set of field terms are available, including terms that may or may not be available in some collections. Selecting a specific collection to search will automatically limit the fields to those specifically used by that collection.
Some collections use controlled vocabulary in specific fields. Clicking the “show terms” link will display a list of every indexed term available for searching in each specific field in a popup window. Non-indexed terms include common words such as “a,” “the,” and “and.”
Double-clicking on a desired term in the popup window will enter that term in the search box. This feature is available when only one collection is selected. Lists of all indexed terms are available for every field, but each field does not necessarily include controlled vocabulary. In these cases, terms listed are not distinctive phrases and are often single words or numerical values.
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