The Technical Library Catalogue Part 4: How to do a keyword search

This blog is part of a series about the catalogue used by The Technical Library. Blogs will include information about who can access the catalogue and how to search it.

Navigate to The Technical Library’s website – and click on the Library Catalogue Link on the Home Page. The screen will prompt you for your User ID and submit, and then for your password and submit.  See a previous blog to find out how become a member of The Technical Library and obtain login details

On the left side of the screen, click on the Keyword tab.

You will use this search to find items where you don’t know the title. The title, subtitle, subject, abstract and author fields are searched for any keyword that is entered.

If you want to find any record that contains a phrase, for example South Africa, then type South Africa and tick Exact phrase

If you want to find any record that contains two different keywords, for example both Johannesburg and Durban, then type Johannesburg Durban and tick All of  the words (AND)

If you need two different versions of a word searched, for example Johannesburg Joburg then select Any of the words (OR)

.This blog is written to promote the products and services of The Technical Library. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.

Dineo Molebatsi

3rd May 2018

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