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How to Search AustLit

  • General Subject Searching

    Both term and place/setting fields offer suggestions from the AustLit thesaurus when you start typing.

    You must choose from this list.

    You can also browse the thesaurus to select one or several subject terms.

  • Choose the closest topic or place from the choices offered or think of another term to try if you don't see what you want.

    This search is more controlled and targeted than a keyword search and picks up only records where the word appears in the subject field.

    The Time/Year element allows you to search for books whose subject OR setting falls within the time span (e.g. 1900-1999) or year (e.g. 2001) entered.

    For centuries use nn00-nn99 (1700-1799, 1800-1899, 1900-1999).

    For decades use nnn0-nnn9 (1700-1709, 1810-1819, 1920-1929).

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