There are different ways to search for a book usign the Discovery catalogue
Sometimes you will find using these helpful. For example if you are looking for a book called "On the Surface: Thread, Embellishment, & Fabric Manipulation" and you search for the words 'on the surface' using the default setting of keyword anywhere you will get 99 results (five pages to scroll through). If you use the words 'on the surface' and select title, you will only have 37 titles (two pages) to look through to find the book you want.
Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use ? to match a single character globali?ation will match:
· globalisation and
Use # to match one or no character
colo#r will match:
· color and
Use * to match different word endings
communicat* will match:
Limit your results
Catalogue only—tick to see only books on shelf or eBooks
Full Text – tick to limit results to
articles with full text available from databases
Publication date – slide to search for articles only within a specified date range.
Author – Enter an author's name to limit your search to items by a particular author.
Title – Enter an article title or words from a title to limit your search to only items that match that title.
Truncation is represented by an asterisk (*). To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an *. EDS finds all forms of that word.
For example, type comput* to find the words computer or computing.
Note: The Truncation symbol (*) may also be used between words to match any word.
For example, a midsummer * dream will return results that contain the exact phrase, a midsummer night’s dream.
Most assignments require you to list the resources you have used for researching a topic and every item used, regardless of format, must be acknowledged. Several referencing styles are used at Box Hill Institute. It is best to ask your teacher or teaching centre which style they prefer.