MetaSearch allows you to search up to 25 databases and catalogues at one time.
Use Advanced search to limit your search to a specific field such as subject, year or ISSN.
The screen refreshes several times when a search is in progress. Once MultiSearch has finished searching, it displays the first set of combined results sorted by rank. You can re-sort the results by title, author, year and database.
Click combine more to get more results.
Results can be viewed in Table, Brief or Full view.
Brief view - sorted by Year
Full view displays one full record with additonal features such as saving and emailing records. If full text is available, a full text icon will appear. Full view may also include full text or have an 'External' link to full text.
Click results by databases link. Click the View or Jumplink of a database to see results in that database.
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.
MetaSearch allows you to narrow or broaden the original search results ie the complete set of results from all selected databases searched. From the menu options at the top of the screen, click the Refine link. In the new window add further search term/s. Use And / Or / Not and select required Field to search.
Click on Logout when you have finished searching MultiSearch.