To start a new search window use the menu to select a domain.
For example, in Titles enter the first few letters or words of the field being searched.
The matching database records are displayed in the list view below.
Click this link to choose a different type of search, e.g. Titles by Series.
Searches are extended
Most searches are truncated to the first few letters or words of the record you are searching for.
A wildcard (%) is automatically applied to the end of the search criteria. For example if you carried out a search in the Users domain - for surname
and so on. Similarly the Title search in the Titles domain requires only that you enter the first few letters or words of the title you are searching. However, you should enter as many characters as are sufficient to retrieve a reasonably specific results list.
Common mis-spellings or spelling variations are automatically accounted for, e.g. organisation and organization.
Word-stemming matches up words which have a common stem, e.g. bank will also retrieve titles beginning with the word banking.
OLIB is not case sensitive.
Removal of leading articles, e.g. A, An and The
You can insert a wildcard (%) character in the middle or at the beginning of your search criteria in order to retrieve the relevant records. In certain domains such as the reference data domains it is useful to enter the wildcard only as the search criteria, in order to retrieve all the records for that domain. This is commonly the case when using reference data domains.
In addition to the wildcard above you can also use a character wildcard to act as the wildcard in the middle of a term. For example
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The character wildcard above is ‘_’.