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Search Result ScINet Union Catalog Searching Hints
The General Guidelines in searching for keywords are:

1. Users should not use punctuations and special characters.
2. A comma represents an OR operation.
3. The system is not case sensitive.

  • Boolean Searching Hints
    E.g. Cats, Dogs
    All titles of the library material containing the word Cats, or/and Dogs will be displayed, including the date the material was published and the agency who owns the material.

    Truncation Searching Hints
    E.g. cat
    All titles of the material containing the word rice will be retrieved, and displayed like catalog, concatenation, and indicator including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.

    Title Searching Hints
    E.g. Birth
    All titles of the library material containing the word birth will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.

  • Author Searching Hints
    No format is required. The author’s first name or last name can be interchange.
    E.g. Jose
    All titles of the library material with the author name Jose will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.
    E.g. Yoro Jose
    All titles of the library material with the author name Yoro Jose will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.
    E.g. Manipon Francisco R
    All titles of the library material with the author name Manipon Francisco R will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.
    E.g. Francisco, Manipon
    All titles of the library material with author name Francisco or Manipon will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.

Note: A comma denotes an OR operation.

  • Subject Searching Hints
    E.g. Papaya
    All titles of the library material with the keyword Papaya will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.
    E.g. Honey and Bee
    All titles of the library material with the keyword Honey, honey bee, and bee will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.

Note: Do not use the ampersand sign (&) because the system does not accept special characters.

  • Publisher Searching Hints
    E.g. Gintong Butil
    All titles of the library material with the publisher name Gintong Butil will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.
    E.g. Wiley
    All titles of the library material with the publisher name Wiley will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.

Note: Do not use the ampersand sign (&) because the system does not accept special characters.

  • Date Published Searching Hints
    E.g. 1997
    All titles of the library material with publication date 1997 will be displayed, including the date the material was published, and the agency who owns the material.

Note: This date format will not retrieve the Jan 1997 format.
         Do not use this format mm-dd-yyyy(e.g. 10-10-2003) , or this format mm/dd/yyyy(e.g. 10/10/2003)
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