From the "QUICK FIND"
search box, choose either one of the following options: Title,
Author, ISBN, Publisher, or Keywords from the pull-down menu. Next,
click on the empty text box below the option to enter your search text.
If you wish to search for exact matches, please enclose your search text
in double quotes("). When you're done, click on the "GO" button. A list
of books that matches your search criteria will then be listed.
Searching by Title
Enter all or part of the title. You can leave out words such as "a", "an,"
or "the." The search engine will try to find books that have all the words
you entered in the title. If no books are found with all the words, the
search engine will try to find books with some of the words.
Searching by Author
Enter all or part of the author name. You do not need to enter a first
name, but if there are a lot of books by authors with the same last name
it may help to limit the results. You can enter a name as John Grisham
or Grisham, John.
Searching by Publisher
Enter all or the main part of the publisher name. For example, conduct
a search for "Harvey Books" to find all titles by "Harvey Books & Sons".
Searching by ISBN
Fill in the full or part of the ten-digit ISBN (International Standard
Book Number) in the ISBN search field. The ISBN number is usually found
at the bottom of the back cover of a book. The search will return a result
of the book with the exact ISBN number. If you have filled in a part ISBN
number, then the search will return a listing of all the books with ISBN
number containing the part ISBN number filled in by you.
Searching by Keywords
The keyword search looks for all the words you entered relating to the
title, author, subjects, and categories of books. For example, if you
search "World War II", the search results page will display all books
that contain "World War II" in the title or author name, and are about
"World War II". You can be as general (eg "Travel") or as specific (eg
"Bali Spas") as you wish. But, if you use "Keywords," your search results
may be very long. It is better to choose author or title if you know that
is what you are looking for.
The search results page displays information about the book(s) that match
your search by using a percentage index to indicate how accurate the results
are in relation to your search criteria. The higher the percentage, the
more accurate are the findings that match what you seek. If the search
engine isn't able to find any exact matches for your search, it will provide
a book inquiry request form for you to fill in required formation about