QuickSearch is an easy way to search predefined sets of databases and catalogues. The Library has created two sets, Multidisciplinary and Victorian Libraries. You can create your own sets. To see what resources are in a set, click on the set name.
Use Advanced search to limit your search to a specific field such as subject, year or ISSN.
When a search is in progress, MultiSearch shows the search status. On completion, MultiSearch normally presents an initial result set which includes up to the first 30 records retrieved from each database. The records are displayed in one combined list, sorted by rank. You can re-sort by title, author, year or database.
Click retrieve more to get more records. A larger set of results including the initial set will be displayed. The new records will be integrated into the list of results, and marked by a new icon, .
Click Summary to return to the list of resulting databases that was displayed while the QuickSearch was searching.
Results can be viewed in Table, Brief or Full view.
Results by topics, dates, authors and journal titles appear on the right side of the search result pages. Click on a topic (or sub topic), date, author or journal title to display records on the left panel.
Click on 'All retrieved records' will take you back to view all records retrieved in the last search.
To view results by databases, click on the MetaSearch link. On the next screen, select View results by databases to bring up the Results by databases box. Click view next to a database name to see results in that database.
Note: For a database which is searchable but cannot display in MultiSearch format, click Jumpnext to the database name will link you to the results in the original database interface.
Click on Logout when you have finished searching MultiSearch.