Searching with Field Codes:
When using field codes, make sure you have selected a keyword search in the basic search screen. Here are some of the ways you can use them:
This is an important code to remember. A lot of information, including descriptions from a book's colophon (ie.e, the information about the making of the book) may be included in the notes section of a record. Use it to search for things like bindings, typographers, printers etc. Example: if you are interested in seeing different binding methods or binders, enter "UWM Book Arts" and (note bind? or note bound).
Place of Publication: "260a"
For example, to find books published in Milwaukee: 260a milw?
For Wisconsin, use 260a Wis?
Physical Details: "300b"
If, for example, you want to search for books with illustrations, enter 300b ill? You can build on this to make your search more specific. For instance, to limit your search to color illustrations, your search term would look like this: 300b col? and 300b ill?
Title Keyword: "tkey"
This can be useful if you do not remember the entire title of a book. Enter just the word(s) you remember. Example: You remember that a book's title includes the word "rose." Enter tkey rose as your search term. This will give you all of the books with the word "rose" in the title.
Auther Name Keyword: "nkey"
Use this to do an author search with limits set (a regular author search will not work with limits).
You can combine these search codes in many ways to look for certain things. For example, to find examples, of color lithographs, use "UWM Book Arts" and litho? and (300b col? or note col?). The parenthesis work like the order of operations in math. Use them around terms you connect by or to expand the search.