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Using the College Library Catalog

Searching the New Catalog

By default, the catalog’s landing page displays the advanced search format:


 Users can search in just the Principia catalog or in all I-Share libraries’ catalogs.


Advanced search features:

  • Search within a specific field (any field, title, author/creator, subject, ISSN, user tags)
  • Specify whether results contain, is (as in exact match), or start with your search terms
  • Use Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT within the search box or using drop down box
  • Narrow by material type (all items, journals, book, articles, images, sound recordings, video/film, dissertation)
  • Limit by language
  • Limit within a date range using start/end dates

Click the plus sign to add another search box.