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- Refining Results
- Expanding Results
- Search Options
- Boolean Searching
- Phrase Searching
- Proximity Searching
- Native-Language Searching
- Field Searching
- Opening ARTstor Images
If OneSearch brings back too many results, use the limiting features under the “Refine your search” heading in the left-hand column. In addition to limiting to online full text, articles from scholarly/peer reviewed publications, you may exclude newspapers if they are included in your results. Use the following facets to narrow your search even further:
|Author *||Subject Terms|
|Genre *||Region *|
* Only appear when limiting to only books and e-books.
- Select "Add results beyond GT and Consortium collections" from under "Refine your search."
- Re-evaluate your search terms. You may need to use fewer terms in your initial search.
|Basic Search||Either begin a “New Search” or retain your existing search limits by selecting “Keep search refinements” prior to clicking the Search button.|
|Advanced Search||Provides additional options such as limiting by author, title, ISBN, ISSN, publication title, volume and issue number, publication dates, and content type. Use this search option to get more targeted search results|
|AND||Ampersand (&)||property rights AND women
property rights & women
|OR||matrimony OR domesticity|
|NOT||Minus sign (-)||African NOT American
Notes: Boolean operators must be capitalized.
When no operator is specified, AND is assumed.
The ampersand (&) is equated with AND in all languages except Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.
When using the minus sign (-), do not place a space between the minus and the word you wish to omit.
|?||Matches one character||wom?n matches woman or women|
|*||Matches zero or more characters within a word or at the end of a word||hum*r matches humor or humour
monstr* matches monstrous or monstrosity
Note: Wildcards cannot be used at the beginning of a search term or with phrase searching.
|“ ”||Searches for the exact phrase between the quotation marks||“married women’s property act”|
Note: Even without the use of quotation marks, phrase matches score higher than any-order word matches.
|Enclose search terms in quotation marks and follow with a tilde (~) and the number of words that can appear between your search terms.||“London tower”~10|
Note: Proximity searching does not take the order of terms into account.
Summon supports searching in the following languages:
|Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)||Malay|
|Title||Title:(A Midwife’s Tale)|
|Author||Author:(Leah Price) OR Author:(Price, Leah)|
|Publisher||Publisher:(Oxford University Press)|
|Notes||Notes:(Woman in White)|
|ISSN||ISSN:(0021-8723) OR ISSN:( 00218723)|
Note: Field searching can be combined with Boolean operators.
In order to view images from ARTstor, add artstor.org and artstor.net to the allowed pop-up exceptions in your Internet browser. See the ARTstor documentation for further details.