To search, enter keywords, author, title, etc. in the simple search box on the ebrary homepage.
Click on either the Search tab or the Advanced link.
The default search parameter is Text and Key Fields. Use the pull down blue arrow to select the search fields that are best for your search.
To add or remove any search options, use the and signs.
Then select your subject area of interest.
At any time, you can search for words or phrases by entering them in the text box at the top of the page and clicking Search ebrary. If you want to search for an exact phrase, enclose it in quotation marks (for example “redwood forest”).
All documents that include the search term are displayed as search results according to relevance.
You can also use Boolean or proximity search operators to refine your search.
You can refine your search results using the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT. Boolean operators must be in capital letters. For example:
You can use Boolean operators with simple search and advanced search.
A proximity search uses the operator WITHIN to search for words that occur in the document within a certain distance from each other. You can specify up to how many words away the terms can be from each other. The WITHIN operator must be in capital letters. For example:
You can use proximity operators with simple search and advanced search.
To expand your search, remove any of your search criteria by clicking the minus button next to the entry, and then click Search ebrary. You can also remove one of the search terms you typed in.
Searching within a subject area (All Subjects) is useful if you want a comprehensive listing of books within a subject. For example, you could narrow down as follows:
Note: You cannot use subject search in conjunction with word-based search.
You can now page through the documents in the subject. If you want to explore a document, do one of the following: