If you rarely ever think to click on the Advanced Search button, then hopefully the following tips will illustrate how the Advanced Search can actually be a time saver and will move you to take greater advantage of this feature. If you are already willing to take the time to click through to the Advanced Search menu, then you likely are open to some ideas that involve a few more clicks in order to get the best possible answer to your query. Advanced search allows you to add a filter for document type or metadata type to your search terms, leading to more precise results. Here are a few tips for honing your search.
The Quick Search feature of RDA Toolkit seems simple enough. Just type in your search term or terms and away you go. But there are ways to return better results without having to click through to the Advanced Search form. The following tips will allow you to get a bit more out of Quick Search, including getting more precise results and improving recall for your query.
Today we published some new content and functionality on the RDA Toolkit website. We added a book-style Table of Contents and Index to RDA. A subscription to the RDA Toolkit is not necessary to view these two new sections—they are freely available to everyone. We’ve also made some modifications to the way search results are sorted and displayed. Lastly, we’ve added some behind-the-scenes MARC-related metadata to allow future MARC-related linking functionality.