Keyword Index Synonyms

Similar to searching by specifying entry tags, the e-library allows one or more of these entry tags to be represented with a keyword index synonym name. The search can be limited to certain fields and entries within a bibliographic record without typing several entry tags. When searching by words or phrase type the search term followed by the Keyword Index policy name. The e-library searches only the specified entries/fields represented by this abbreviated name.

Other formats use different entry tags and fields appropriate to the database you are searching. Refer to the following table for a list of the e-library equivalent search fields for keyword indexes.

Search Field Internal Synonyms Keyword Indexes Searched
author AU 100, 110, 111, 700, 710, 711, 720
title TI 130, 245, 440, 730, 740
subject SU 600, 610, 611, 630, 650, 651, 655, 690, 691
series SER 400, 410, 411, 440, 490, 800, 810, 811, 830, 840

For example, to find any materials with the author Charles Dickens, type Dickens {AU} in the Words or Phrase field. The e-library locates items by searching all of the MARC entry fields represented by the keyword index synonym, AU; in this example the e-library will search the 100, 110, 111, 700, 710, 711 entry tags.


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