What other types of searches can I perform, and how will they benefit me?
- There are other ways of searching for materials within the Library catalogue, which can also help to save you time, as well as provide you with more specific search results. To access the advanced functions, click on advanced catalogue search which appears under the catalogue search box on the Library's homepage.
- If you know the title of the item you are searching for, you can search for it directly. In the example to the right (Example 1), we are searching for a well-known scholarly journal titled Art in Australia. Note how we have entered our title in quotations, and limited our search to only ANU Journals. Once you have clicked on search, you will be taken to the item's full record display, where you can find further information about the item, its location, and availability.
- If you know the name of the author of the material you are searching for, you can go directly to it by performing an author search. In the example to the right (Example 2), we are searching for works by the famous Australian author, Patrick White. Remember, when searching for an individual author you need to enter their surname (family name) first, followed by their given name.
Click on the Call Number & Subject searches tab at the top of the page to proceed to the next section of the module, or view a video of this type of search.