University of Glasgow
- Library search
- Your library account
What will this find?Classic Search finds books, journals, audio-visual materials, databases, maps, music scores, rare books, sound recordings, and theses. Type the keyword(s) you want to find. For example:
- shakespeare king lear
- veterinary medicine
Advanced Searching Tips
- Phrase Only
- To ensure that multiple words are searched together as one phrase they need to be enclosed in quotation marks.
Example : "world health organization"
- Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. '*' for open-ended truncation, '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, comput*, wom?
- Boolean Operators
- Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (scotland or england) and (adventure and not holiday)
- Proximity Operators
- Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
Example : glasgow near university
- Field limits
- A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
- Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.