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OneSearch Mānoa: Advanced Searching

This guide explains how to use OneSearch Mānoa and describes its content.

Types of Advanced Searching

In Advanced Search, you have the option to limit your search in various ways:

Image of the advanced search options 

#1 limits your search by Any field, Title, Author/creator, Subject, ISBN, ISSN, Call Number, and Series Title.

#2 is used directly in conjunction with #1 and contains contains, is (exact), and starts with.    

#3 allows you to limit searches to a particular Search Scope:  Everything, Books +, Articles +, Research Guides, Course Reserves, UHM Digital Repositories, and the Library Catalog.

#4 allows you limit your search results by Material type (e.g., books, periodicals, articles, images, audio, music scores, maps, video, and DVDs), Language (English, Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Russian), and Publication date.


You can use any combination of these limiters to eliminate results that you do not want and concentrate on those that are of most interest.