Phrase searching is one of the most powerful ways to search.
Use quotes to enclose key phrases. This will search for the words in the exact order that they appear.
"north by northwest"
Let's say you only remember a partial title. You can also combine a field and a phrase search like this:
title: "art of motorcycle maintenance"
You can search for a term in a specific field of a record by entering the name of the field followed by a colon and the string you want to search.
Fields that can be searched directly are:
For example, entering an ISBN, ISSN, or Call Number will bring back associated records: