22.2. Advanced Search

You can access the Advanced Search by clicking Advanced Search on the catalogue homepage or search results screen.

The available search options are the same as on the homepage, but you may use one or more of them simultaneously. If you want to combine more than three search options, use Add Search Row button to add more search input rows. Clicking the X button will close the search input row.

Search Library

The current search library is displayed in the Search Library box. If you accessed the catalogue from your library's homepage or catalogue URL, the default search library is your library or borrowing zone. If your library system has multiple branches or a borrowing zone that includes multiple libraries you can use the Search Library box to select different branches or libraries.

If you access the catalogue from https://catalogue.libraries.coop, your default search library is Sitka or the library you have selected on the homepage. You may use the Search Library box to select a different library or regional libraries, or all libraries in Sitka to search.

Sort Results

By default, the search results are in order of greatest to least relevance. See OPAC Order of Results. In the Sort Results box you may select to order the search results by relevance, title, author, publication date, or popularity.

Limit to Available

When the Limit to Available checkbox is checked search results are limited based on an item’s current circulation status. Titles without available items in the selected search library will not be displayed. Item statuses that show as available are: Available, On Display, Onsite Consultation, Reserves, and Reshelving.

Group Formats and Editions

When the Group Formats and Editions checkbox is checked all formats and editions of the same title are grouped as one result. For example, the DVD and the first and second print editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will appear together.

Exclude Electronic Resources

When the Exclude Electronic Resources checkbox is checked electronic resources are not included in the search results.

Search Filter

You can filter your search by:

  • Format

  • Language

  • Audience

  • Literary Form

  • Publication Year

    Publication year is inclusive. For example, if you set Publication Year Between 2005 and 2007, your result items will be published in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

  • Shelving Location

    Shelving Locations that are not OPAC visible will not be displayed.

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