Advanced Search Help
General Search Information
Search results are determined by the combination of information you enter into the search fields. The more information you enter, the fewer the search results that will be returned, because the Advanced Search engine will try to match *all* the words you enter in the search fields.
How to Search
On your first search attempt you should only enter 2 or 3 words, in any combination of fields, as your search criteria. If the first search yields too many results, try entering more search criteria to reduce the search results.
A few examples: if searching by author, try entering just the last name, for example, "Bach", rather than "Johann Sebastian Bach", because it's always possible that our inventory may be listed under "J.S. Bach", omitting the "Johann".
If searching for titles by a particular publisher, say John Wiley & Sons, enter "Wiley", not "John Wiley & Sons".
The Keywords we include for each title are visible under the Details page for that title. For technical reasons, they appear in alphabetical order, but they should still give a sense of the types of Keywords we're likely to use for similar subject matter. If you find a book of interest, take note of its Keywords, & a similar Keyword search should turn up more books of its kind.