Basic Search looks for all of the words entered in the search box, located anywhere in the catalog record. The search will retrieve books, databases & articles. You can then refine the results by using the categories on the left side of the screen. You can limit by format, publication date, etc.
Since Basic Search looks for all of the words entered in the search box, you should not use boolean connectors (such as "and" & "or"). Use Advanced Search if you want to use boolean connectors.
Advanced search enables you to search for keyword in author, in title or in subject. You can use connectors and also limit searches by format, year, and location.
How to Locate On-Point Resources
Search Results Sidebar
The search results sidebar on the left has a number of tools to help you refine your search: