firstsearch databases :: search mechanics
FirstSearch screen captures here are used with OCLC's permission; FirstSearch
is a registered trademark of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
There are three search screens for First Search databases; only basic
and advanced search screen will be shown here.
is a keyword search operation. You start a search by typing in words in
different fields such keyword, author or title. The icon explains what are the search indexes (author, title etc.) and how to use
is an interactive module, you can practice searching in FIrstSearch database
by clicking the link "Link to Firstsearch Database" next to
the + sign, and a
pop up window will appear, you can ajust its size, so that you can read
the instruction and practice searching the database at the same time.
to Firstsearch Database
+ Basic (mechanicfs.doc)
The Basic Search screen.