If you are unsure where to start, use Quick Search to scan for a
specific word or phrase. Text searches are case-insenstive, meaning that you
can use myotis, Myotis, or MYOTIS to get the same results.
Quick Search is the general search mechanism, and will provide for you
the most results because it searchs in key fields such as `Author`, `Title`, and
`Journal`, and it also in any `Keywords` that might have been entered for that reference.
You will not see these keywords, but you will see the results based upon them.
If you type multiple words in the Quick Search blank, you will induce
OR logic. For example:
will results in all records that have the word little in the `Author`,
`Title`, `Journal`, and `Keywords` fields, plus all records that have the
word brown in these same fields. So you will get records for Little
Brown Bats as well as Banded Big Brown Bats.
If you want to limit your search to only Little Brown Bats, you can use
double quotes around the search criterion. That is:
Will give results for Little Brown Bats, but it will not give results for
Big Brown Bats.
Your search criterion will be boldfaced in the result set.
When you want to narrow your search to something more specific, use the
Advanced Search mechanism. This mechanism uses AND logic.
For example: if you entered an author of adams and a title of water,
your result set would be comprised of only those records where the
`Author` field contains the word adams AND the `Title` field contains
the word water. In SQL, that is:
`Author` like '%adams%' AND `Title` like '%water%'
Note: specifying water for the Title search will yield any results with
the word water in it. For example: water, waterhole, Watertown, Waterman, etc.
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