The search form is a simple tool that lets you search for descriptive information and metadata, such as titles, author/creator names, subject keywords, or the text content of books and other documents, where available. Search terms are not case or accent-sensitive: "Français" and "francais" will produce the same result.
The following features can be used within the search box to refine the results:
Wildcards: ? and *
? in the middle or at the end of a word to match any one
* to match any number of characters (including
To search for an exact phrase, enclose all of the words in double quotes. You cannot use wildcards within a phrase.
For example, to find documents that contain the phrase
quebec cityand not just the individual terms
city: "quebec city"
Excluded terms: -
- in front of a word or phrase to indicate that the term must
not appear in the record.
For example, to find documents that contain
france: paris -france
Alternate terms: |
To match any one of a number of alternative terms, put a
| between them.
- For example, to find "ontario" and either "york" or "toronto": ontario york | toronto
Field search: ti:, au:, su:
ti: in front of a word or phrase to search only document
su: to do the same for
author/creator names and subject headings/keywords.
For example: to find documents that contain
vancouverin the title: ti:vancouver