SearchWorks now has an advanced search feature, along with some other enhancements and corrections.
Now you can do multi-argument searching across multiple fields - for example, to find specific author/title combinations in multiple formats. Click the 'Advanced' link next to the search button, or go there directly at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/advanced. Click the question mark at the end of each field for more info about what is searched in that field. Note that advanced search does not currently support phrase searching (words in quotes), but phrase searching can be done in the simple search box.
- On the home page, the cursor is automatically placed in the search box.
- When a search finds no results, the page now offers search tips and links to retry the search in Worldcat or Google Books.
- We have added "hover" text to the subject heading links to show explicitly what will be searched when you click on each segment of the subject heading.
- We've replaced the raw MARC XML view with a standard MARC "Librarian view." The link is still in the bottom right corner of the item detail view.
- Books with multiple copies now list all copies individually.
- Subject keywords in 653$a are no longer concatenated.
- Several small changes, additions, and corrections to improve the display of MARC data in the item detail view.
Though not fully resolved, we have also made some progress in addressing performance issues. Specifically, Open Search and the live availability lookup are now faster; other performance tuning has resulted in fewer error pages. We are working hard with networking and other resources to identify and resolve these problems.