Using multiple search terms in Libraries Australia

If you are not sure whether the terms appear in the same field type you want a larger result set you are searching for items where you know in which fields the terms occur, or if you don't know which fields the terms are located, you have two different options using the Advanced Search function. You can:

Select "Any Keyword" from the first drop down options list In the search box type in your search terms, for e.g. estuary deakin Select "all of these" in the second drop down options list. "All of these" will search items where both the terms appear anywhere in the record.

Your search should look like this:

Any Keyword - estuary deakin - all of these

OR

Using two search boxes simultaneously you can:

  1. Select "Any Keyword" in the first drop down options list
  2. Enter the term estuary and select "All of these" from the second drop down options list. "All of these" will search items where both the terms appear anywhere in the record.
  3. Select a second "Any Keyword" and enter the tern deakin and sleect "All of these"

Your search should look like this:

Any Keyword - estuary - all of these (in the first search box)
Any Keyword - deakin - all of these (in the second search box)

If you know in which fields the terms are located, choose the appropriate field name for each term For example:

  1. Select "Title" from the first drop down options list
  2. Enter the term estuary in the search box
  3. Go to the next search field and select "Notes" from the first drop down options list
  4. Enter the term deakin in the second search box.

Your search should look like:

Title - estuary (in the first search box)

Notes - deakin (in the second search box)

Your search will retrieve only records where estuary appears in the Title field and deakin appears in a Note field.

For more information – see the Libraries Australia manual