In AquaBrowser you can refine a search using AND, OR, and NOT.
Rather than having AquaBrowser search all fields in the record, you can specify which you wish to search by preceding your term with a field name. This will narrow your search results considerably.
|author||All main and additional author fields|
|format||Format ( see details below)|
|language||Language spelled out, e.g. chinese|
|location||Location code - cen,eco, elk,gle, hdc,mil, sav|
|notes||All notes fields (summary, edition, contents)|
|subject||All subject fields|
|title||All main, series, and additional title fields|
|year||Year of publication|
The asterisk (*) is a wildcard, used to truncate a term.
id:* lists all titles in the collection.
unit* lists titles with a word anywhere in the record that starts with unit.
subject:unit* lists titles with a word in a subject field that starts with unit (United, Unitas, unit, unity, Unitarian).
The format can be entered by itself, as in format:children (for a list of all juvenile materials in the collection) or with other keywords, as in dogs format:children (for juvenile materials with dogs somewhere in the record).
Here is a full list of formats. Note that single format names do not need quotation marks.
format:"audiobook on cassette"
format:"audiobook on cd"
format:"music on cd"
Format can also be used to narrow a search, as in fiction talking books -format:children. The-format:children phrase excludes juvenile materials when displaying search results.
To search for a specific author, precede the name with author: and use quotation marks, as in author:"lisa jackson" or author:"jackson lisa". The order of the terms is immaterial. Searching without author: and quotes gives results for lisa or jackson used anywhere in the record.
It's possible to search multiple authors at once (separated by or) by typing author:"james patterson" or author:"lilian braun" or author:"alice sebold".
You can also use the symbol to exclude a term. For example, a search for mexico includes titles on Mexico and New Mexico. To exclude New Mexico, type mexico -new.