Brief guide to searching

There are two main ways to search the database, simple and advanced searching.

Simple search

The simple search is accessed via the “Google-style” search box in the top left hand corner of the CalmView page.
By default, the simple search will search across the full text of the catalogue records, including notes fields. Where more than one term is entered, the default is an AND search.
See the “What are acceptable searches?” page for samples of simple searches.

Advanced search

The advanced search enables you search more specifically on certain fields.

Refine advanced search criteria

By default, a search will look for the word or words you have entered. However you can choose to change the default search criteria by clicking the “Refine Search Criteria” option. There are three ways to refine the search option:
  • With all the words
  • With at least one of the words
  • Without the words

Searching on picklist fields

If the field on which you are searching is a “picklist” field (a field in which the content is restricted to a limited list) it will appear with a drop down list from which you can select your search term.

See the “What are acceptable searches?” page for samples of advanced searches

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