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Using Franklin Catalog

Keyword

Keyword search looks for terms anywhere in a Franklin Catalog record describing a work.  

Type a single word or multiple words into the search box, click "Search."  

Default operator is AND - If two or more words are entered into the search box, the words will be joined with AND during the search.

charles dickens searches charles AND dickens
love and death searches love AND and AND death

Boolean Operators should not be used in Keyword searches. If entered, they will be recognized as search terns, rather than operators. They can only be used in Keyword Expert and Advanced searches.

love and death searches love AND and AND death

Phrases - Use quotations marks.    It is not possible to truncate words within " ".

"time travel"

Truncation -  Use * to search the root of a word and variant endings. 

recruit*  gets recruit, recruits, recruiting, recruitment.

Proximity -   To find words close to each other within a number of words, in any order.

"online learning"~5 finds online and learning within 5 words of each other.

Field Searching field searching works in Keyword searches.  (Beyond the assumed AND of Keyword searches, terms can only be combined with Boolean operators in Keyword Expert searches.

title:water

author:hemingway title:sun

Keyword Expert

All the functionality of the Keyword search described also works for the Keyword Expert Search except for a few elements:

Boolean Operators - The Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) may be use only in Keyword Expert Searches.  Operators can be entered in lower or upper case in Keyword Expert searches.

"social media" AND (teen* OR youth OR adolescen*)

Parenthesis  - can be used to control the order of search operations:

medieval and (clothes or costume)

Wildcard - use ? to substitute for a single character:

organi?ation gets organization OR organisation

Author Keyword

An Author Keyword search is a keyword search of the author fields. Boolean Operators may not be used. To search by author either:

Enter two names in any order, terms will be connected by AND:

will cather searches willa AND cather

Enter a name with an initial, the initial will be searched as a separate term:

l frank baum searches l AND frank AND baum

Enter a comma and a space between names, the two names will be combined with AND, but the terms in the order searched will be weighted higher in the results:

wharton, edith 

Use quotation marks around search terms, the results can vary, as the terms are searched as adjacent, in the order given.

"russo richard" gets more hits than "richard russo"

To do a proximity search, use the tilde symbol "~" and a number, after a search in quotes

"william f buckley"~2 finds william AND f AND buckley within 2 words of each other.

If you search only a last name and get too many results, use the Author/Creator limit on the left to narrow your search to a specific author.

When you searcha last name and truncated initial (hardy t*) the search is translated to hardy AND t* and is an ineffective search. Use the Author Browse search instead


You can also search by field codes in a Keyword and Keyword Expert searches

author:russo

Search values using field codes can be combined with Boolean Operators only in a Keyword Expert Search

author:butler and title:"way of all flesh"

Title Keyword

A title keyword search is a keyword search of the title fields. Boolean Operators may not be used. To search by title:

Enter two words in any order, terms will be connected by AND, although adjacency will be weighted higher in the results.

we live in water searches we AND live AND in AND water, but the exact title will be higher in the results.

Search a title as a phrase, enter it in quotes.

"brave new world"

To do a proximity search, use the tilde symbol "~" and a number, after a search in quotes

"heart sea"~3 finds heart AND sea within 3 words of each other.

the is a stopword.


You can also search by field codes in a Keyword and Keyword Expert searches

title:"farewell to arms"

Search values using field codes can be combined with Boolean Operators only in a Keyword Expert Search

title:"farewell to arms" and author:hemingway

Subject Heading Keyword

Subject Heading Keyword searches are not left anchored; they are keyword searches of the subject fields.  Boolean Operators may not be used. Enter Search terms, terms must be in the subject fields of the record

france revolution finds records with france AND revolution in the subject fields.

If your search gets too many results, use the Subject or Classification limits to narrow your search.


You can also do field search using both the Keyword and Keyword Expert Searches 

subject:"personal narratives" searches this phrase in the subject fields of a record.

Search values using field codes can be combined with Boolean Operators only in a Keyword Expert Search

subject:(education and discrimination) searches both words in the subject fields of a record.

ISBN / ISSN

Select ISBN/ISSN from the Basic Search pull-down menu. Boolean Operators may not be used. Enter the number with or without spaces.

0-299-05210-9    0299052109    00225037    0022-5037

ISBN and ISSN searches will also work in the Keyword search, but other identical numbers, other than the ISBN or ISSN may match..

ISBN and ISSN numbers can be truncated in the Keyword Basic and Advanced keyword search options.

037572*


You can also do use field codes in a Keyword and Keyword Expert Searches.

isxn:1565124995 - searches this number string in the ISBN and ISSN fields.

isxn:037572* - searches this truncated number string in the ISBN and ISSN fields.

Search values using field codes can be combined with Boolean Operators only in a Keyword Expert Search