Advanced Search

Search Library
Sort Results
Limit to Available
Group Formats and Editions
Exclude Electronic Resources
Search Filter

You can access the Advanced Search by clicking Advanced Search on the catalogue homepage or search results screen.

The available search options are the same as in Basic Search, but you may use one or more of them simultaneously. If you want to combine more than three search options, use the Add Search Row button to add more search input rows. Clicking the X button will close the search input row.

Basic Search

Search Library

The current search library is displayed in the Search Library box.

The default search library is your library or borrowing zone. If your library system has multiple branches or a borrowing zone that includes multiple libraries you can use the Search Library box to select different branches or libraries.

If your library has multiple branches, your search result will display items available at your branch and all branches of your library system separately. If your library participates in Interlibrary Connect the results may display items available across the larger borrowing zone.

If you access the catalogue from https://catalogue.libraries.coop, your default search library is Sitka or the library you have selected on the homepage. You may use the Search Library box to select a different library or regional libraries, or all libraries in Sitka to search.

Sort Results

By default, the search results are in order of greatest to least relevance. See Order of Results in the section called “Search Methodology”. In the Sort Results box you may select to order the search results by relevance, title, author, publication date, or popularity.

Limit to Available

When the Limit to Available checkbox is checked search results are limited based on an item’s current circulation status. Titles without available items in the selected search library will not be displayed.

Item statuses that show as available are: Available, On Display, Onsite Consultation, Reserves, and Reshelving.

Group Formats and Editions

When the Group Formats and Editions checkbox is checked all formats and editions of the same title are grouped as one result. For example, the DVD and the first and second print editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will appear together.

Exclude Electronic Resources

When the Exclude Electronic Resources checkbox is checked electronic resources are not included in the search results.

Search Filter

You can filter your search by:

  • Format
  • Language
  • Audience
  • Literary Form
  • Publication Year

    • Publication year is inclusive. For example, if you set Publication Year Between 2005 and 2007, your result items will be published in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
  • Shelving Location

    • Shelving Locations that are not OPAC visible will not be displayed

Tip

All the search filters, with the exception of Shelving Location, rely on values entered into the Leader, 007, or 008 fields of the MARC record. Records with incorrect coding will not filter correctly.

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