Searching the Catalog

Using Advanced Search

To search the catalog with the greatest ease, navigate to the library's homepage and click on “Advanced Search.”

Click the second radio button to narrow your search to the Library Catalog.

Click the triangle next to “Any Field” to define where in the record your search term should appear (title, author, subject or anywhere).

Click the triangle €next to “contains” to limit your results to those that contain your search term anywhere, those that contain the exact phrase or those that start with your search term.

 

Narrowing or Expanding Your Search

Click the triangle €under “Material Type” to narrow your search by format.

Click the triangle €under “Language” to narrow your search by language.

Click the triangle €under “Publication Date” to narrow your search by date. You can set a specific range of dates or choose a recent span of time.

Use Boolean operators and up to six additional search terms to narrow or expand your search.

Click the triangle €next to “AND” to choose a Boolean operator.

AND” will narrow your search to return only results containing both of your search terms.

OR” will expand your search to return results containing either of your search terms.

NOT” will narrow your search to return only results that contain your first search term and not your additional search terms.

Click “+ ADD A NEW LINE” to add another search term to your query.

Click “CLEAR” to empty all your search criteria.

Click “SEARCH” to perform your search.

 

Sorting and Refining Your Results

Hopefully, your search will retrieve a list of results! You can further sort and refine your results using the menus on the left facet under “Refine my results.”

You can sort the results by relevance, date, author or title using the first menu. Click the triangle € to choose how you want to arrange your results.

 

The other menus on the left facet will refine your results. Click the carat ^ to collapse these menus or, once collapsed, click the reverse carat v to expand the menu again.

 

You can refine your results to reflect an item’s availability:

To include only items physically present in the library, click on the gray text that reads, “Available in the library.”

To include only items that are available in full-text online, click on the gray text that reads, “Full Text Online.”

 

You can refine your results to reflect a certain type of item using the menu under “Resource Type”:

Click “Books” to limit your results to both paper books and ebooks.

Click “Journals” to limit your results to academic journal titles containing your search term(s).

Click “Databases” to limit your results to database titles containing your search term(s).

Click “Audio Visual” to limit your results to film, music and audiobooks.

Click “Scores” to limit your results to music scores available online and at the Music Library.

Click “Maps” to limit your results to maps, both paper and electronic.

Click “Images” to limit your results to graphical images available online and in the library.

Click “Web Sites” to limit your results to external (non-Tufts) websites.

Click “Text Resources” to limit your results to (non-book, non-academic article) textual items available electronically, either online or on DVD or CD-ROM.

The category, “Other,” includes bibliographies, government publications and other miscellaneous items.

 

You can refine your results to reflect an item’s creation date:

Click and drag across the numbers in the “From” field to highlight the text. Type in the year before the range of dates you would like to search.

Click and drag across the numbers in the “To” field to highlight the text. Type in the year after the range of dates you would like to search.

You can refine your results to include only items available in a certain library using the menu under “Library.”

You can refine your results to reflect the subject, author/creator, or language of an item using the next three menus, respectively.

 

Using Your Search Results

Once you find the item you are looking for, there are many things you can do with the result:

To obtain the item’s location information, availability, default loan policy and barcode, or to request the item, click the link at the bottom of the result. This will take you to the “Get It” section of the record page.

To request the item, click “Request item.”

Choose a pickup location by clicking the € on the first line. Note that you cannot choose your own location.

On the second line, enter the date after which the patron will no longer need the item.

On the third line, enter any comments.

Click “REQUEST.”

To obtain detailed information about the item, click on its title in the result list. This will open the item’s record page. Click “DETAILS” on the left side of the page. Most records will include a list of authors and contributors, subject headings, a description, the publisher, format, language and OCLC number. They will also include the creation date.

***Note that the creation date does not necessarily refer to the date that the work was released, but the date that this particular manifestation of the work was released. For example, the record for our DVD copy of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has a creation date of 2001, indicating the year of the DVD release, but the film was first released in 1937.

To view an item’s MARC record, click on its title in the result list. Click “LINKS” on the left side of the page. Click “MARC display.” The MARC record will open in a new tab.

To view an item’s record on WorldCat, click on its title in the result list. Click “LINKS” on the left side of the page. Click “This item in WorldCat.” A WorldCat search for the item will open in a new tab.

To obtain a citation for an item, click the icon.

Click “APA (6th edition),” “Chicago/Turabian (16th edition)” or “MLA (7th edition)” to change the style of citation.

Click “COPY THE CITATION TO CLIPBOARD” to copy the citation.

Always remind the user to check citations for accuracy before including them in their work.

To send an email with a link to the item and its information, click the envelope icon.

Enter the email address to which you would like to send the information in the “To:” field.

Enter any notes you would like to include in the “Note:” field. These notes appear above the link and information in the email.

Click “SEND” to send the email.

Check your spam folder (or remind the recipient to check theirs) if you cannot find the email.

To obtain a permalink to the result, i.e. a hyperlink that will remain the same when used on a different computer, click the ellipsis (...) icon on the right side of the page.

Click “PERMALINK.”

Click “COPY THE PERMALINK TO CLIPBOARD” to copy the permalink.

To print an item’s record, click the ellipsis (…) icon on the right side of the page.

Click “PRINT.”

In the dialog box that pops up, choose the correct printer and press “OK.”

 

Saving Your Favorites & Viewing Your Search History

To begin creating a list of items in Jumbosearch, click the thumbtack icon. This will save the record to your “My Favorites” list, which can be accessed by clicking the thumbtack icon surrounded by a circle at the top right side of the page.

To remove a record from your “My Favorites” list, check the box to the left of the record you wish to remove, and then click the thumbtack icon with a line through it next to “My Favorites.”

To remove all records from your “My Favorites” list, check the box above the list, and then click the thumbtack icon with a line through it next to “My Favorites.”

To view your search history, click the circular arrow with clock hands in it at the top of the page.

To remove a record from your search history, click the trash icon directly to its right on the side of the page, or check the box to the left of the record you wish to remove, and then click the trash icon next to “My Favorites.”

To remove all records from your search history, check the box above the list, and then click the trash icon next to “My Favorites.”

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