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Library Search guide: Advanced searching

Help with using Search, the Library's discovery platform

An Advanced Search assists you in constructing a more complex search according to a range of parameters. 

To access the section, click Advanced Search to the right of the search bar.

Library catalogue search bar with Advanced Search button circled

Advanced search options with Any Field dropdown menu expanded


  • The Any Field drop down menu limits the search tool to search for keywords only in the field specified.
  • The Contains drop down menu allows you to filter how the keywords are searched.
  • The AND drop down box assists in constructing a search using the operator words AND, NOT and OR. This allows you to separate your search terms.
  • + Add A NEW LINE allows you to add to your search with more keywords. This can help narrow down or expand the number of search results.
  • Additional filters on the right are Resource Type, Language and Dates.