If you have an account on the OCLS website, you should sign in before performing your search. Search results for unauthenticated users may, in some cases, only return publicly-accessible content and, in other cases, content that links to the website sign in page.
The simple search form available in the top-right corner of the website performs, by default, a keyword search using the "and" boolean operator. For example, the search statement coutts pricing will perform the same search as coutts AND pricing. You can manipulate the search behaviour by using different boolean operators, phrases, and content type codes, as described below.
|And (default)||AND||coutts AND pricing|
|Or||OR||toolkit OR portal|
To search for a specific combination and order of words, wrap your search statement in quotation marks. E.g. "cataloguing workflow."
Content Type Codes
Content type codes are similar to field codes in a database search. There are several different types of content published on the OCLS website: for example, news is one type of content, and events are another. By using a content type code in the search field, you can limit your search results to a particular content type. Most of the content type codes are straightforward (e.g. the code for events is "event"), but some are not, so please refer to the list below. To use a content type code, include "type:code" in your search statement, replacing "code" with the actual code. E.g. type:event ebsco.
|Basic web pages||page|
|Licences (an ERMA content type)||licence|
|Offers or trials (an ERMA content type)||contract|
|eResources (an ERMA content type)||resource|
|Subscription (an ERMA content type)||subscription|
|Vendors (an ERMA content type)||vendor|
Another way to limit your search results by content type and/or to perform a phrase search is by using the advanced search form.
To access the advanced search form, first run a simple search as described above. The advanced search form can be found on the search results page, minimized between the search field and the results list. You can expand the advanced search section by clicking on "Advanced Search."