Access PantherCat on the World Wide Web at http://millib.wisconsin.edu/
This guide presents basic instructions for searching in PantherCat.
Complete a search type by using the "Search" box, and use the selections under "within" to select the type of search. Scroll down to view all options. The most common search types include:
Title: Enter the exact title of a book, journal, video, or other item. OMIT any articles (the, a, an, la) at the beginning of the title. Example:
Author: Enter the author name in last name, first name order, separated with a space, not a comma. Example:
Journal Title: Enter the EXACT title of the publication (journal, magazine, newspaper, etc.). This search cannot be used to find articles within magazines, journals, or newspapers. Example:
Words Anywhere: Enter words and/or phrases with Boolean operators (and, or, not) for a more specific search. Phrases should have " " (quotation marks) around them to search as a phrase. Example:
Limiting a Basic Search
The "Limit to" menu provides options for restricting the search, for example: Videos, English language, current resource.
For the Advanced Search, click on the Advanced Search tab. Enter words or phrases in the "Search" box. Use the drop-down menu after the search box to indicate the search method: as a phrase, any of these, all of these. Use the options in the "within" box to restrict the search to a specific part of the entry, e.g., publisher name, series, subject, etc.. To include additional criteria in the main search, use the next search box and menus, below the AND connector. Use the options givn to limit the search to specific criteria, e.g. type, format, location, place of publication, language.
The Titles List displays the results of the search. For each item, the title, author, date, location, call number, and status are shown. To see the location and status of all items in an entry, when the library owns multiple copies or volumes of that title, access the full record by clicking on the title.
To save the titles of items located during a search for a later review, the records can be put in a "My List" file. Log on to your Personal Record, then do the search(es) of interest. Each title can then be saved to this file and will remain there until removed, emailed, or printed. See the guide "My Saved Titles" for additional information.
To print, save, or email specific entries on the Titles List, select desired entries by clicking in the box next to the item number. To print, save, or email all of the entries on the current page, select "page" or "all".
Scroll to the Print/E-mail/Add to List Options on the display screen.
Emailing: To email entries, enter the full email address and click on .
Downloading: To save entries to a disk, click on "Export", and follow the directions given.
Printing: To print entries, click on "Print", and follow the directions given.
To renew items that you have checked out, access your Personal Record in PantherCat.
11/06/02 = 11/08/2010mod
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