Brief guide to searching
There are two main ways to search the database, simple and advanced searching.


Simple search
The simple search is accessed via the search box in the top right hand corner of the page.


By default, the simple search will search across the Title and Description fields. Where more than one term is entered, the default is an AND search.


Advanced search
The advanced search enables you to perform "Any text Field" searches, and also to search specifically on certain fields


Refine advanced search criteria
By default, a search will look for the word or words you have entered. However you can choose to change the default search criteria by clicking the "Refine Search Criteria" option. There are three ways to refine the search option:


With all the words
With at least one of the words
Without the words


Searching on picklist fields
If the field on which you are searching is a "picklist" field (a field in which the content is restricted to a limited list) you will see a "drop down" list of terms from which you can select your search term.


To find a collection description of all our online collections
"In order to see a collection description of all our collections, go to the "Advanced Search" page. Under "Ref No", type a *, and under "Level", select "Collection" from the picklist. The results will contain a list of archives in Special Collections, Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Cornwall Penryn Campus and Falmouth archives." Please note, the Fine Art collections are NOT listed on the online catalogue.

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