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QuickSearch, MetaSearch, searching databases, problems

Choose "Search" in the menu.

QuickSearch is a default option, also MetaSearch is available. There is no difference in resources to search. All of the databases are separated into few groups (called QuickSets), which you can choose from.

By MetaSearch you can perform more advanced searches (e.g. choosing only certain resources in the group to search, category), refine search, and display search history.

Both MetaSearch and QuickSearch enable Simple or Advanced searching. Use Advanced Search to build more targeted searches (using the Boolean operators, specify appropriate record field to searching).
When searching certain resource, click on Find Database or Find e-Journal in the menu. You can also Locate a resource through MetaSearch.

Search tips

QuickSearch

MetaSearch

Find Databases

Find e-Journal

Search problems

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Search for one or more words. Use the Boolean operators to construct a multiple-word query. When using OR and NOT, use Advanced Search. Put the words in entry boxes and choose the operator from drop-down list.

Examples:

optics AND electronics (results contain both optics and electronics)

optics OR electronics (results contain at least one word of these, only optics, only electronics, both optics and electronics)

optics NOT electronics (results contain optics and not electronics)

Searching is not case sensitive. Use punctuation (e.g. wedges in Czech, umlauts). Word order is no object. Author names may be used in any format.

Examples:

Jan Novák

You can enter: Jan Novák; Novák, Jan; jan novák; novák jan

Use interrogation mark (?) for truncation (or stemming). Thus you can replace 0, or more characters (letters).

Example:

architect?

Search for: architect, architects, architecture, architectural

Searching for exact phrase is not supported.

ISSN and ISBN must include all punctuation. Type the number without prefix.

When typing a year of publication, you can use ? for truncation. Searching for range of years is not supported.

Example:

199?

Search for: all works published in 90's (1990-1999).

Avoid typing articles (the, a), pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions, and particles (stop words) to get more relevant results.

QuickSearch

Choose one of QuickSets (group of databases). Click on its name to get list of included databases. There is no need to choose certain resource; searches will run within all of those included.

In Advanced search use drop-down list to select the appropriate record field for searching (All Fields, Subject, Title, Author, ISSN, ISBN, Year). Select Boolean operator to combine two search fields, if you use them both.

MetaSearch

Use drop-down list to select one of search functions: QuickSets, Categories, or Locate. QuickSets search is similar to QuickSearch. Select one QuickSet to get the list of included databases and mark those you want to search.

Register for TECH and create your own QuickSet! See My Databases.

Categories gives you an overview of TECH databases subjects (areas). Select category and subcategory to see a list of included databases.

Search for a database with Locate function. Enter database title, vendor, category, type (Library Catalogues, Digital Library, Bibliography Databases, Fulltext Databases, Portals, Search Engine, Encyclopedia, Authority Database), or any word from database description.

In Advanced search use drop-down list to select the appropriate record field for searching (All Fields, Subject, Title, Author, ISSN, ISBN, Year). Select Boolean operator to combine two search fields, if you use them both.

Find Databases

Are you looking for a database or want to see a list of TECH's databases? Choose Find Databases from the menu.

For information about TECH's databases characteristics, see Involved databases.

Search for Title, Category, or Locate a database. You can retrieve all appropriate databases or unrestricted only.

You can browse Alphabetical index of databases in Title search. Click on a letter, or numbers, and the list will be displayed.

Choose Category to get an overview of TECH databases subjects (areas). Select category and subcategory to see a list of included databases.

Register for TECH and save the database records of your interest for your next searches.

Find e-Journal

Find e-Journal is link to State Technical Library web pages. You can search there for e-journals in STL's collection.

Databases are sometimes not available due to their maintenance, system failure, or low number of licences. If the connection is not established in 60 seconds, the notice "Suspend" will appear. Note that we are not responsible for such technical problems; our aim is to intermediate searches within remote resources.

No registered activity for a long time in Vyhledávač TECH cause forwarding to Uniform Information Gateway, and you will find yourself in Vyhledávač UIG (Uniform Information Gateway Search). To return to TECH, click on Vyhledávač in the menu.

If you want to search another Czech gateway, UIG, MUS, ART, KIV, end your session by clicking on exit icon, or close the browser window. Parallel searching within gateways mentioned above is possible only by using different browsers.

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