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Discovery Search

Screenshot: showing all search fieldsSearch Fields

Search fields are next to each search box. When clicked on "Select a Field (Optional)",  it presents the available fields in a dropdown menu. In this menu, you can select one of the following options: 

 

 

Discovery Search Fields
TX All Text Performs a keyword search for the keyword in the full text as well as the citation record.
AU Author Performs a keyword search for any authors of an article.
TI Title Searches keywords in a record's English and non-English title field.
SU Subject Terms Performs a keyword search of the subject headings listed in the records.
SO Source Performs a keyword search for the journal name of the article.
AB Abstract Performs a keyword search of the abstract summaries.
IS ISSN Performs an exact search for a publication's International Standard Serial Number.
IB ISBN Performs an exact search for an article's identification number in the ISBN and EISBN fields

 

Use these fields cautiously because the text in the other areas is ignored when a field has been selected. Ask a librarian if you are not sure how to use them.