How do I search by field type in the library catalog?

On the library catalog advanced search page you can search by field type. Below are details regarding each field type.

 

Author

This search looks for words within the author field in the records.

Call number on Item

The call number is the number that a library assigns to an item which tells you where the item will be located on the library shelves. Coulter Library uses"Library of Congress" or "LC" call numbers (which begin with a one or two letter code).

Enter the entire number or just part of it. Punctuation is optional.

Collection Code

Use these codes to limit by format if you are only interested in items in a particular format (e.g. DVDs).

C*-Circulating Book Collection

CNEWB-New Books

CNEWL-New Books - Leased

CCHIL-Children's Collection

CFOU-Founders Room Circulating Books

E*-Electronic Collection

ELCIR-Electronic Books Online

ELME-Media - Electronic Online

ELPER-Electronic Periodicals Online

ME* -Media Collection - 2nd Floor

MEAU3-Audio Books on mp3

MEAUC-Audio Books on CD-ROM

MECDR-CD-ROM

MECD-Compact Disc

MEDVD-DVD

MEDVL-DVD (Circulating)

MEDVN-DVD (New)

MEMP-Motion Picture

MENEW-New Audiobooks and CDs (Circulating)

MEPHR-Phonograph Record

MEROM-DVD ROM CD ROM - 2nd floor

MESLC-Slide/Cassette

MESLI-Slides

MEVHS-Video Cassette

MEVLD-Video Laser Disc

MCFM-Microfilm - Monographs

MCFS-Microfilm - Serials

PER-Periodical Collection

REALI-Realia

RF*-Reference Collection

RFATL-Atlas Case

RFCAR-Career Island

RFFOU-Founder's Room Annex

RFRDY-Ready Reference

RFDIC-Dictionary Stand

SP*-Special Collection

SPECC-Special Collection - General

SPBER-Berrigan Brothers Collection - 2nd Floor

SPCAS-Case Research Collection

SPAUT-OCC Authors Collection - 2nd Floor

 

ISBN

The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique 10-digit number assigned by the publisher of a particular book. The first part refers to the publisher, the last part to the individual title. Enter all 10 digits, without any dashes or spaces.

ISSN

The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is a unique 8-digit number assigned by the publisher of a particular serial. Enter all 8 digits, without any dashes or spaces.

Lang Code

This code allows you to limit your search to items written in a particular language. When you limit by language, it means that the item itself will be in that language.

Frequently used language codes:

  • ara - Arabic
  • chi - Chinese
  • cze - Czech
  • dan - Danish
  • dut - Dutch
  • eng - English
  • fre - French
  • ger - German
  • grc - Greek, Ancient & Biblical
  • gre - Greek, Modern
  • heb - Hebrew
  • hun - Hungarian
  • iri - Irish (Gaelic)
  • ita - Italian
  • jpn - Japanese
  • lat - Latin
  • pol - Polish
  • por - Portuguese
  • rus - Russian
  • spa - Spanish
  • swe - Swedish

Less frequently used languages codes:

  • afr - Afrikaans
  • aka - Akkadian
  • alb - Albanian
  • alg - Algonquian
  • ara - Aramaic
  • arm - Armenian
  • map - Austronesian (misc)
  • aze - Azerbaijani
  • nah - Aztec
  • bel - Belarusian
  • nic - Bantu
  • ben - Bengali
  • bre - Breton
  • bul - Bulgarian
  • cat - Catalan
  • chu - Church Slavic
  • cp? - Creoles and Pidgins
  • dak - Dakota
  • dum - Dutch, Middle
  • egy - Egyptian
  • enm - English, Middle
  • ang - English, Old
  • esk - Eskimo
  • esp - Esperanto
  • est - Estonian
  • eth - Ethiopic
  • fin - Finnish
  • frm - French, Middle
  • fro - French, Old
  • fri - Friesian
  • gae - Gaelic (Scots)
  • gag - Gallegan
  • geo - Georgian
  • gmh - German, Middle High
  • goh - German, Old High
  • gem - German (misc)
  • got - Gothic
  • hau - Hausa
  • haw - Hawaiian
  • hin - Hindi
  • ice - Icelandic
  • ind - Indonesian
  • jrb - Judeo-Arabic
  • cam - Khmer
  • kor - Korean
  • lad - Ladino
  • lan - Langue d'oc
  • lit - Lithuanian
  • mac - Macedonian
  • may - Malay
  • mal - Malayalam
  • mar - Marathi
  • myn - Mayan
  • mon - Mongolian
  • nav - Navajo
  • nor - Norwegian
  • oji - Ojibwa
  • pal - Pahlavi
  • pli - Pali
  • per - Persian
  • pro - Persian, Old
  • lan - Provencal
  • peo - Provancal, Old
  • que - Quechua
  • reh - Raeto-Romance
  • rum - Romanian
  • rom - Romany
  • san - Sanskrit
  • sco - Scots
  • sem - Semitic (misc)
  • scc - Serbo-Croatian (Cyrillic)
  • scr - Serbo-Croation (Roman)
  • sla - Slavic (misc)
  • slo - Slovak
  • slv - Slovenian
  • sux - Sumerian
  • swa - Swahili
  • syr - Syriac
  • tag - Tagalog
  • tah - Tahitian
  • tam - Tamil
  • tha - Thai
  • tur - Turkish
  • uga - Ugaritic
  • ukr - Ukrainian
  • urd - Urdu
  • uzb - Uzbek
  • vie - Vietnamese
  • wel - Welsh
  • yid - Yiddish
  • zul - Zulu

Publication Year

This feature allows you to limit your search to items published in a specific year, or range of years.

For example, if you only wanted materials that were published in 1998, you would enter 1998 in the limit "By Year" text entry box. Dates must be a four digit year only. You cannot enter a month or day, just the four digit year.

You can also enter a range of years. For example, if you wanted only items that were published in the 1990's, you would enter 1990->1999 in the text entry box. Again, years must be four digits, and you must separate them with a dash and a "greater than" sign (->). The earliest year should be first, and the latest last.

If you enter the first three digits of a year followed by a question mark, it will search for items published in that decade. For example, 199? would find items published from 1990 to 1999.

Publisher

All records should contain a "Publisher" field which contains additional information about the company which published the item, as well as the place and date of publication. You could search by publisher to find an item that was published by a particular company, or in a particular place.

Series Title

Some books and other materials are put out as part of a series. If you want to find all the items that are in a series, search by that series name.

Subject

This search looks for words within the subject fields in each record. You do not have to enter the keywords in any particular order.

Title

This search looks for words within the main title fields in each record. You do not have to enter the keywords in any particular order. (Note to library staff: This is a limited keyword search of MARC fields 130, 245, and 246.)

Title and Contents

This search looks for words within all the title fields in each record, as well as some fields that include related title information such as Table of Contents, Abbreviated Title or the Series Title. You do not have to enter the keywords in any particular order.