Advanced Search

Advanced search allows you to search for exact phrases, exclude keywords, and limit by several fields at once.

  1. Type your search term in the search box (e.g. title, subject, or author.)
  2. Select the Advanced Search option from the drop down
  3. Click Go.
    catalog advanced search dropdown.
  4. Select a field from the drop down menu to determine how you want to search. The default, by Keyword, provides a good general search.
  5. Add additional search fields
  6. Select how you want to Match each term or phrase. The default is to match on All Terms (AND).
  7. Add additional Search Groups to refine or expand search criteria. Search criteria can be matched by any or all groups.
  8. Optional Filters can be set to narrow your search. 
  9. Clear Search removes all search criteria. Use this to start a new search.
  10. Click Find to start your search.

aspen advanced search options.

Advanced searching on a phone or tablet

On mobile devices, or devices with smaller screens:

  1. Click on the magnifying glass.
  2. The Advanced Search is selected from the drop down labeled By Keyword.
  3. Click GO to be taken to the Advanced Search page.
    advanced search options