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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.
- Call Number on Item
- Collection Code
- Lang Code
- Publication Year
- Series Title
- Title & Contents
This search looks for words within the author field in the records.
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.
Use this code to limit by format if you are only interested in items in a particular format -- videotapes, for example, or serials.
|C*||Circulating Book Collection|
|CNEWL||New Books - Leased|
|CFOU||Founders Room Circulating Books|
|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|
|MEROM||DVD ROM CD ROM - 2nd floor|
|MEVLD||Video Laser Disc|
|MCFM||Microfilm - Monographs|
|MCFS||Microfilm - Serials|
|RFFOU||Founder's Room Annex|
|SPECC||Special Collection - General|
|SPBER||Berrigan Brothers Collection - 2nd Floor|
|SPCAS||Case Research Collection|
|SPAUT||OCC Authors Collection - 2nd Floor|
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.
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.
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:
Greek, Ancient & Biblical
Less frequently used languages codes:
Please use "Feedback" to suggest additional languages.
Creoles and Pidgins
German, Middle High
German, Old High
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.
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.
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.
This search looks for words within the subject fields in each record. You do not have to enter the keywords in any particular order.
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.)
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.