Get the most out of your searches
- Basic about searching
- Combine search terms with either AND, OR or NOT (use uppercase letters):
- Global AND warming limits the search to items that contain both words.
- Global OR warming gives you items which contain one or both of the words.
- Global NOT warming excludes warming from your search.
- Combine search words using quotes “” or brackets ()
- “global warming” gives you items that contain that exact phrase
- (irish OR celtic) AND culture gives you items that contain either irish or celtic as well as culture.
- “global warming” OR “climate change” give you items which contain one of those exact phrases.
- Truncate a search using asterisks
- Cultur* gives you items which begin with Cultur, for example culture, cultural and culturally
In Oria you can choose to use the [Advanced search] link on the right hand side of the search box. The advanced search allows you to combine various fields like title, author, classification, subjects and ISBN using boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) and other constraints to make your search more precise.