Basic Search allows you to search for items using all fields: Keyword, title, journal title, author, subject, call number, ISBN/ISSN etc.
To start searching:
A field is a specific part of a record in a database. Using a field option can help you narrow down your research.
The most Common fields are:
A keyword search will find words in titles, subtitles, authors, subject headings, notes, series and other fields. You can combine your keywords with the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT to modify or to add limits to your search.
Example: globalization OR education
OR broaden your search results. When using OR, you will retrieve search results containing either the keywords globalization or education.
A title search will limit your search term to exact title of a resource.
If you want to retrieve a list of all items that start with the same 2 or 3 words in the same order, you can use the title field as well. please see example below:
A journal title search will limit your search to the exact title of a journal.
Author field will limit your search to the author name.
Click on a Name to retrieve the titles listed under the name specified. (21 results)
Call Number: The call number assigned to an item indicates its title, Subject matter and Author; therefore an exact call number limits your search to the exact title of a resource.
USEK Library has two types of call Numbers:
1. Alphanumeric Call Numbers: for items located in the library closed stacks and off-site storage:
If you already have the call number of an item, choose the field call number and type it. You will be redirected automatically to the bibliographic information of this specific item. (please see below).
2. Dewey Decimal Classification: for items located in Reading Room 1, Reading Room 2, Loft 1, Loft 2 and campuses.
Dewey Decimal System organizes the contents of a library based on the division of all knowledge into 10 groups.
Check the below chart for more information:
If you have the exact Dewey call number, type it into the Call Number box and you will be redirected to the bibliographic information of a specific title (same as alphanumeric call numbers).
If you want to search for all titles related to e.g. Economics and its subdivisions.
How to understand the Dewey Decimal System?
Howcast. (2010, March 26). How to understand the Dewey Decimal System [Video file]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/RNEDEk1Tz4Y