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Limit and Sort your Search

If your search retrieves too many records to browse, choose the Limit/Sort option. By filling in blanks and/or using the dropdown menus, you can limit by one or more of the following:
  • Year (or range of years) of publication
  • Material type (e.g., printed material, printed music, musical scores, sound recording, ebook, etc.)
  • Language (e.g., Spanish, French, etc.)
  • Where the item is located (e.g., Circulating Collection, Reference, Fort Wayne, Louisville, etc.)
    From the dropdown menu:
    • Words in the author's name
    • Words in the title
    • Words in the subject heading
  • Sort the results:
    • System Sorted
    • Title
    • Author
    • Year-Oldest First
    • Year-Newest First
    • Call Number

    Truncation may now be used on authors, titles, subjects and publishers. Use the stem of the word and the * symbol. For example: comput*

Choose all desired limits, before clicking on the search bar at the bottom of the screen.

For example: To find an encyclopedia published after 2000 in the reference collection, select SUBJECT, then type "encyclopedias". Click on LIMIT/SORT, then in YEAR of publication, in the box, type 2000; select WHERE item is located, then choose Reference collection (Main Library). Now click on the search bar to get the results of your search with those limits.


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