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