Searching in the Library catalog
At the main search screen, you have a number of options. In this section, we'll look at the Quick Search box. Later we will discuss how to do some of the more common types of searches, such as title searches, subject searches, author searches, and keyword searches. You'll also learn how to use the "mark this record" feature to create a customized bibliography from your results list.
Located at the top of the screen, the Quick Search box lets you quickly enter your search terms. Clicking on the "Search By" box lets you choose from selected types of searches, such as keyword, title, author, etc. Just highlight and click on the one you want and press the "Search" button to begin.
The other option in the Quick Search box is "Library Collection". Click on this box and you will see a list of libraries. You may highlight and click on any of these libraries in order to search their catalogs. All the libraries listed here are part of the MOBIUS system which is explained in more detail in the section Exploring the MOBIUS System.
What is the "Bridges Catalog" option I see listed under Library Collection?
All of the libraries listed here are part of a group or "cluster" within the MOBIUS System. Our cluster is called Bridges. This cluster of libraries has its own combined catalog with holdings of all of the libraries. The catalog, you guessed it, is called Bridges. So, in the example above, if you want to search just the holdings of Webster and Eden, select the "Webster Univ./Eden Seminary" option. This will search the holdings of our own catalog for just these two libraries. If you want to search all of the libraries listed at once, choose the "Bridges Catalog" option listed in this menu. You may also search any of the libraries individually.
Remember, to search just Webster and Eden, make sure the "Webster Univ./Eden Seminary" option is showing in the Library Collection box.