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 this code to limit by format if you are only interested in items in a particular format -- videotapes, for example, or serials.

EQPEquipment

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)
MEMP Motion Picture
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
chi
cze
dan
dut
eng
fre
ger
grc
gre
heb

Arabic
Chinese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
French
German
Greek, Ancient & Biblical
Greek, Modern
Hebrew

hun
iri
ita
jpn
lat
pol
por
rus
spa
swe

Hungarian
Irish (Gaelic)
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

 

Less frequently used languages codes:

Please use "Feedback" to suggest additional languages.


afr
aka
alb
alg
ara
arm
map
aze
nah
bel
nic
ben
bre
bul
cat
chu
cp?
dak
dum
egy
enm
ang
esk
esp
est
eth
fin
frm
fro
fri
gae
gag
geo
gmh
goh
gem
got
hau
haw
hin
ice
ind
jrb
cam
kor
lad

Afrikaans
Akkadian
Albanian
Algonquian
Aramaic
Armenian
Austronesian (misc)
Azerbaijani
Aztec
Belarusian
Bantu
Bengali
Breton
Bulgarian
Catalan
Church Slavic
Creoles and Pidgins
Dakota
Dutch, Middle
Egyptian
English, Middle
English, Old
Eskimo
Esperanto
Estonian
Ethiopic
Finnish
French, Middle
French, Old
Friesian
Gaelic (Scots)
Gallegan
Georgian
German, Middle High
German, Old High
German (misc)
Gothic
Hausa
Hawaiian
Hindi
Icelandic
Indonesian
Judeo-Arabic
Khmer
Korean
Ladino

lan
lav
lit
mac
may
mal
mar
myn
mon
nav
nor
oji
pal
pli
per
pro
lan
peo
que
reh
rum
rom
san
sco
sem
scc
scr
sla
slo
slv
sux
swa
syr
tag
tah
tam
tha
tur
uga
ukr
urd
uzb
vie
wel
yid
zul

Langue d'oc
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malay
Malayalam
Marathi
Mayan
Mongolian
Navajo
Norwegian
Ojibwa
Pahlavi
Pali
Persian
Persian, Old
Provencal
Provencal, Old
Quechua
Raeto-Romance
Romanian
Romany
Sanskrit
Scots
Semitic (misc.)
Serbo-Croatian (Cyrillic)
Serbo-Croation (Roman)
Slavic (misc)
Slovak
Slovenian
Sumerian
Swahili
Syriac
Tagalog
Tahitian
Tamil
Thai
Turkish
Ugaritic
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Welsh
Yiddish
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.