Entering Search Terms

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Searching for a specific word or words is easy in ProSeek. You choose the collection or collections you want to search, type in your search term, narrow your search as appropriate, and then complete your search. The specific instructions for this are found on this page.  

 

NOTE: ProSeek uses an auto complete feature to provide potential matches for the term you are typing.  For example, if you're searching the term "fairview," as you type that term, options will appear in a dropdown menu from which you can choose:

 

search autocomplete

Searching with a Single Term or Phrase

 

To enter the search term or phrase, you

 

1.  Choose the collection or collections you want to search.

2.  Type in your search term in the Search Term 1 field.

3.  Choose where you would like to search in the Set Search Limits dropdown menu

a.  Click on the downward arrow in the Set Search Limits area to open the dropdown menu

b.  Move your cursor to the option you would like

c.  Click on that now highlighted option.

4.  Click on the Search button to get the Search Results.

 

entering search terms

 

Searching for Several Terms

 

You may also add search terms to your search.  Before you click on the Search button to complete the search,

 

1.  Click on the Add Search Term button.  An empty text field will appear as well as a new Set Search Limits option.

2.  Type in your additional search term in that field.

3.  Choose one of the search options:   “And,” “Or,” “Not,” and “Near”.

a.  Place your cursor over the circular field next to the option you would like

b.  Click to select that option.

4.  Choose where you would like to search in this new Set Search Limits dropdown menu

a.  Click on the downward arrow in the Set Search Limits area to open the dropdown menu

b.  Move your cursor to the option you would like

c.  Click on that now highlighted option.

5.  Click on the Search button to get the Search Results.

 

 

add search term

 

You may enter up to five (5) search terms for each of your searches.  

 

To remove a search term,

 

Click on the Remove Search Term button for each of the terms you've entered.

 

remove search term

 

Starting a New Search

 

To start a completely new search,

 

Click on the Start Over button located above the Set Search Term limits area.

 

start over search

 

Obtaining Search Results

 

To get your search results, whether you use one term or 5,

 

Click on the Search located below the Set Search Term limits area.

 

search button

 

Searching a Date Range

 

When you want to limit your search by a date range (chosen from the Set Search Limits to drop down menu on the right of the screen), you must choose the date range first, then click on Add Search Term to type in your term. Also, the dates must always begin with the four-digit year date (YYYY)  followed by the 2-digit month (MM)  and, if appropriate, the two-digit day (DD), all separated by a dash. The 4-digit year date may be used alone as well.  Again, the allowable formats are

 

YYYY                     2000

YYYY-MM             2000-05

YYYY-MM-DD      2000-05-05

 

NOTE: The month and day must be two digits, using 0 as a filler when appropriate.

 

search date range

 

 

To maximize the effectiveness of your searches, review ProSeek's Search Tips.

 

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