Institutions assign categories and sub-categories to databases. You can locate databases by selecting a category and a sub-category in Căutare bază de date or in MetaCăutare.A sample category is Humanities. Each category of databases is sub-divided by the institution into sub-categories. For example, the category Humanities can be subdivided into Archeology, Istoric, Languages and so on. The All sub-category includes all the databases in the selected category.The General category includes all the databases that do not belong to a specific subcategory.Back to Top
What Kind of Terms Should I Enter?
MetaLib combines keyword and phrase search features. The term that you enter in a search query has a significant effect on the results that will be found.
Searching for Single Words
When asked to enter a term, you can enter a single word, a single letter or part of a word followed by a question mark (?). A question mark is a wild card, which means that it matches any value. For example: you can type optim? to find records containing optimal, optimize or optimum.
Searching for Multiple Words
When asked to enter a term, you can also enter more than one word, as follows:
- Keyword Search: To search for documents that contain all of the specified words, enter the list of words without quotation marks. For example: education children returns all documents containing both the word education and the word children (keyword search).
- Phrase Search: To search for a phrase, enter the phrase in quotation marks. For example: "education of children" returns all documents containing this exact phrase.
Do not put terms in quotation marks unless you want to perform a phrase search.