Advanced Searches Keyword search Each record in the library catalog contains specific information about a work, such as the title, author, and subject. You can search these record fields for keywords. A keyword search in any field looks in all the search fields of the library catalog to find your keyword text. Browse search When you browse the library catalog, you can type just the first few letters or numbers of your search term—an author’s name, a subject, a series name, a title, or a call number. The results list shows the portion of the catalog index that begins with the text you have typed. Exact search An exact search looks for your exact text, from beginning to end, whether your search text is multiple words or just one word. Advanced search With advanced searching, you can do a complex, focused keyword search, combining several search terms and selecting a search field for each one. Boolean search With a Boolean search, you can do complex, precise searches by typing CQL (Common Query Language) search commands.