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Question: Filtering Results in the Library Catalogue

By Curtin Library 10 May 2018 News & events 2 Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Is there any way to filter searches in the catalogue by ‘book’? When I search for a book I often find the reviews of it come up first and there’s no way to filter them out.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your query. When searching for an item on the Library Catalogue, on the results page, there are options for filtering your results on the right-hand side.  You can find the filter for ‘Book’ under ‘Resource Type’.  You may need to click on ‘Show More’ to reveal all available resource types.

David Wells
Curtin University Library

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  1. Sarah May 15, 2018 10:11am

    That’s a post-search filter. You can pre-filter for journals, exam papers, databases, etc, but there seems to be no way to pre-filter for books or articles. It just seems odd.

    • Curtin Library May 15, 2018 10:22am

      Hi Sarah, if you go to the catalogue, just right of the search box you’ll see ‘Advanced Search’ options. Under the ‘Material Type’ drop-down menu you can pre-filter your search for books or articles.

      Sara Culverhouse
      Communications Officer
      Curtin Library