Both of these options search the Library Catalogue, but they do it in slightly different ways.
Keyword Search is the best option to use when you are searching for books about a topic.
Classic Catalogue can be the fastest option to use when you know the exact title or author you’re looking for.
Keyword Search looks for your words in any order and in all areas of the catalogue record, i.e. in the title, the author, the subject headings and the contents note (if there is one).
The Advanced Search option allows you to choose where you want to search, i.e. just words in the title, or just words in the subject headings.
EXAMPLE: A Title search for themes sociology will find the book Sociology: themes and perspectives.
Classic Catalogue also allows you to choose whether you want to search by title, author, or subject, but it searches for your words in the exact order you typed them.
EXAMPLE: A Title search for themes sociology will not find the book Sociology: themes and perspectives. You would have to type sociology themes instead.
Authorised by the University Librarian
28 November, 2012