- Searches are not case-sensitive, so you may enter
any words in all upper-case (capital letters), or lower-case, or in
a combination of upper and lower case, and the results presented will
not be affected.
- When searching for a title, omit the article e.g.
“The”, “A”, “An”.
- Apostrophes are used in titles and author surnames where appropriate; however, avoid using all other non-alphanumeric characters, such as ?:
– “ ( ) & . etc.
- Do not add extra spaces at the beginning or at the
end of your entry e.g. “ five” or “five “.
To refine your search, use the drop down Catalogue List
to search within a particular type of title (eg. books, music, videos).
Alternatively, conduct a multiple field search by entering data into more
than one search field at a time.
* If you are looking for a title by a particular author
or artist, enter their first name or surname into the ‘Author/artist’
search field and press ‘Search’. This search option will find
any items, across all categories, published by an author or artist with
that name. Note that the author’s first name may not be listed.
* If you know the exact title of the item you are after,
or even some of the words from the title, type them into the ‘Title
Search’ and press ‘Search’. This search option is a
good starting point for finding titles on a particular topic.
* If you know the ISBN of the title you are looking for,
enter the ISBN into the space provided and press ‘Search’.
As an ISBN is a unique number only ever assigned to a single book, it
is not possible to enter additional search criteria if you choose to search
* If you are searching for titles about a particular
subject, you can enter one or a few key words into the ‘Description
Search’. This search will locate title descriptions (or blurbs)
containing the key words you have chosen (Please note that not all titles
in the PB&M database have a description).