Question of the Week: Limiting a GIL Search

October 19, 2009 – 8:44 AM

A student asked if it was possible to browse our collection of DVDs; she was looking for documentaries on a subject, but didn’t know of any specific titles, and a keyword search of GIL seemed to return only books.

In fact, you can limit a search of the GIL catalog by many factors, including material and location.  In this case I helped the patron to limit the search to things in our Media Department, which houses all film and video for the library.  Here’s how:

From the keyword search page in GIL, choose “Narrow My Search” in the lower left.


Pick one or more limiters: language, date, library collection, place of publication, and material are among your choices. Then click the “narrow my search” button to return to the keyword search page.

Narrow by language, location, media...

The keyword search page will remind you that search limits are in effect.  You can remove them by clicking “clear settings” at the lower right.

Limits are now in effect.

  1. One Response to “Question of the Week: Limiting a GIL Search”

  2. It works. Thanks for the explanations.

    By jim on Oct 21, 2009

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