Welcome to Online Help
Please refer to our technical help for any problems accessing online resources.
The online help contains information on the following topics:

Performing Simple Searches
Searching is easy. Just type one or more words you are looking for and click Search or press Enter.
*All words typed will be searched unless OR or NOT are specified between the words and phrases.
Using the search panel
Try the following search options using the search panel, to get the best results for your search:
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Searching for a phrase
To search for a phrase, type quotation marks around your search terms/string. You can combine both words and phrases in your search.
*If you do not enclose the phrase with quotation marks, the system will find items that contain the individual words in the phrase, regardless of whether these words are located next to each other in the order specified.
For example, to search for global warming as a phrase, type the following in the search box:
Searching for any specified words or phrases
To search for items that contain at least one of the words or phrases you type in the search box, type OR between the words or phrases.
*If you search for words or phrases without specifying OR or NOT, then all the specified words or phrases will be used for searching.
For example, to search for items containing the word irish or the word celtic, type the following in the search box:
*To use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) within search phrases, enter them in uppercase, otherwise they will be considered as part of the query.
Excluding words or phrases
You can exclude items that contain specific words or phrases by typing NOT before the word.
For example, to search for items containing the word celtic but not the word irish, type the following in the search box:

*If you search for words or phrases without specifying OR or NOT, then all the specified words or phrases will be used for searching.
Searching using wildcard characters/truncation
The following wildcards can be included in your searches:
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?—use a question mark to perform a single character wildcard search. For example, type wom?n to search for records that contain the words woman, women etc.
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*—use an asterisk to perform a multiple character wildcard search. For example, type cultur* to search for records that contain words such as culture, cultural, and culturally
Grouping terms within a query
Use parentheses to group terms within a query. For example, to search for shakespeare and either tragedy or sonnet, type the following in the search box:
Selecting your search scope
The search scope defines where the search will be performed. You can change the scope of your search by selecting a search scope from the drop-down list.
Using the brief results
The brief results display all the items that match your search query. For each item, the following information displays:
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View online tab
The View online tab displays items that are available online inside the tab. If the item has multiple entries, click an entry to display the item on a new page.
You may experience difficulty viewing videos in the Moving Image Collection in the FASS repository when using the Chrome browser. This is due to Flash Player being phased out in Chrome. Please try another browser.
Details tab
The Details tab displays the full record of the item and additional links.