If your topic needs more than a single word or phrase to describe, the Advanced Search interface can help you build that more complex search.
Clicking "Advanced Search" next to the search bar will take you to the interface.
Click here to view the video guide to Advanced Search.
When opening Advanced Search, you will see two lines where a search term can be entered. You also have the option of adding additional lines.
Once you have entered your search terms, you can also place limits on how and where the database searches. Each downward pointing arrow in the following image provides a different way of modifying your search.
Using the drop down menus on the left side, you can tell the database where in the item records you would like to look for each search term. For instance, you can limit your search to locate your keyword in titles or author names as illustrated in the following image. Click on any drop down menu to see what options it provides.
Using the drop down menus on the right side, you can tell the database to only include items in your results that adhere to a specific criteria. For instance, using the 'Material Format' menu you can ask to only see results that fit a specific format like books or articles.
Using the language menu, you can ask to see only results that are published in a specific language.
And by using the date menus, you can limit your results to items published during a specific period of time.
Bringing together multiple options allows you to build that more complex search required by your research topic. Note that the year '9999' in the 'End Date' field is autofilled by the system after entering a value for the Start Date, in order to show us results published up to the present day.