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How do I use Common Command Language to search Aleph and the LINCCWeb Catalog
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How do I use Common Command Language to search Aleph and the LINCCWeb Catalog?
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Searching the LINCC Client and LINCCWeb Catalog (OPAC)

To search the LINCC client

1.      From any module, click the Search activity tab, and then select the Find node.

2.      In the upper pane, click the 3. Multi-base CCL Search tab.image002.jpg (322×276)

 

3.      The main bibliographic database (LINCC BIB) is selected by default. To limit the search to a subset of LINCC, select the check box next to the desired database. Clear the check from the LINCC BIB check box to deselect it. The search can be limited to a particular institution (e.g., Manatee BIB) or to a particular sublibrary (e.g., MJC Bradenton BIB; MJC Venice BIB).

4.      Enter the appropriate search term(s) in the CCL Query field. Examples of search terms are provided at the end of this document. Click OK.

5.      Search results will appear in the lower pane.

§   If five or fewer records are found, the records will automatically be displayed in the Show view.

§   If more than five records are found, a summary of the search criteria, the database used, and the number of records located will be displayed. To view the records, click Show.

Note: All searches are saved until the module is closed. Individual searches can be deleted while the module is open by selecting the search summary in the list and then clicking Remove.

 

6.      The 1. Brief List tab will appear in the upper pane. Select a record to view details in the lower pane.image004.jpg (529×396)


To search the LINCCWeb catalog (OPAC)

1.      In the LINCCWeb catalog, click Expert Search, and then click Command (to the right of the search box).

2.      Enter the appropriate search terms(s). Examples of search terms and code types are provided at the end of this document.

3.      Select the college (and sublibrary, if appropriate) from the drop-down list.

4.      Click Go.

Expanding and Limiting CCL Searches

Use the following conventions to expand or limit CCL searches.

 

·           Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT may be used. Boolean operators may be typed in upper or lower case.

Example: wti=beethoven OR horowitz

Example: wti=beethoven and horowitz

Example: wti=beethoven NOT horowitz

 

Note: Due to the conventions associated with using Boolean operators, using parentheses, such as in aut=Harrison, George R. (George Russell), 1898-, will result in a parsing error.

 

·           The percent symbol (%) followed by a digit (e.g., %4) is used to represent AND with distance and any word order.

Example: wti=beethoven %5 horowitz

 

·           Truncation is indicated by a question mark (?) or asterisk (*) to indicate any number of characters. Truncation may be used at the beginning, middle or end of the search term but can be used only once in a query.

Example: wti=beet* (includes results for Beethoven and Beetlecreek)

Example: wti=?oven (includes results for Beethoven, oven, and proven)

 

·           Search terms can be combined.

Example: wtp=mr and wti=beethoven

Search Terms

One or more of the following search terms may be entered in the format aut=, wrd=, wti=, etc., as shown in the examples below. Terms beginning with “w” are keyword searches within the fields being searched.

 

aut=

Author, must be exactly as in bib record (e.g., aut=doi, james i.). Note the caution in the preceding section against using parentheses in a search.

ape=

Personal Author, must be exactly as in bib record (e.g., ape=doi, james i.)

sub=

Subjects, All (e.g., sub=college teachers workload)

sul=

Subjects, LC, must be exactly as in bib record (e.g., sul=universities and colleges)

tto=

Title Only, must be exactly as in bib record (e.g., tto=assessing faculty effort)

tut=

Uniform Title (e.g., tut=hamlet)

wau=

Words in Author (e.g., wau=beethoven)

wlc=

Words in Subject, LCSH (e.g., wlc=college teachers not wlc=fiction)

wln=

Words in Language (e.g., wln=sp)

wnc=

Words in Contents (e.g., wnc=medical)

wno=

Words in Notes (e.g., wno=medical)

wpu=

Words in Publishing Info (e.g., wpu=oxford and wyr=2005)

wrd=

Keywords Anywhere (e.g., wrd=beethoven)

wsc=

Words in Sublibrary, Collection

wse=

Series (e.g., wse=new directions for institutional research)

wsg=

Words in Subject, Geographic (e.g., wsg=cuba)

wsm=

Words in Subject (MeSH) (e.g., wsm=medical)

wsu=

Words in Subject (e.g., wsu=beethoven)

wsu=

Words in Subject (e.g., wsu=beethoven)

wti=

Words in title (e.g., wti=beethoven)

wtp=

Words in Type (e.g., wtp=mr and wti=beethoven)

wut=

Uniform Title (e.g., wut=beethoven)

wyr=

Words in Date (e.g., wyr=2005)

Type Codes for Use with WTP

Use the code “wtp=” (without quotes) to search by format/material type. Select a type code from the list below. LINCC searches LDR, 006, 007, and 008 as appropriate. The exception is dv, which searches 538 $$a. Material types visible in the drop-down lists, such as video and series may also be used.

 

2d=

2D non-projectable graphic

3d=

3D artifact

an=

Analytic

ar=

Archival control

au=

Audio book

av=

Audio/Visual Material

bi=

Biography, Autobiography

bk=

Book

br=

Braille

bt=

Beta

cd=

CD

cf=

Computer file

co=

Collection

cs=

Audiocassette

dv=

DVD

eb=

Electronic book

er=

Electronic resource

fi=

Fiction

fm=

Film

gl=

Globe

gp=

Government publication

ir=

Integrating resource

kt=

Kit

la=

Laserdisc

lg=

Large print

ll=

Loose leaf

lp=

LP

me=

Kit, picture, mixed material

mi=

Microform

mn=

Music manuscript

mp=

Map

mr=

Music recording

ms=

Manuscript

mu=

Music

mx=

Mixed material

nw=

Newspaper

pe=

Periodical

sc=

Musical score

se=

Serial

sl=

Slide

sr=

Series

sr=

Sound recording

sw=

Spoken word

um=

Umatic

vh=

VHS

vr=

Video recording

 


 

 

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