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Advanced Search

Advanced Search lets you use more precise searching if you know exactly what you are looking for. It lets you search specific fields and combine 2 or more search criteria using Boolean operators AND or OR.

There are a number of defaults that display when you first bring up the Advanced Search page. You can easily change the search field and options, ad or delete rows. Each row you add with additional criteria will make your search more precise (and limit the number of records found).

The default AND finds only records that match all the search criteria in one or more rows. Click on the AND label to change it to OR if you want to find records that match criteria in ANY of the rows.

Take the mouse and hover over the first section and it will allow you to change the field to be searched.

The comparison (middle) section has a list of options you can select.

Finally the <enter the value> allows you to either type in a value or pick it from a drop down.

As an example, should I want to search for books written either by authors named Jones or authors named Smith, I can easily build an Advanced Search to do so:

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