You may enter any combination of key words to
search for books in the library catalog. Useful
terms include authors' surnames, publication
title, topic, subject, or type of media (e.g.
Please note that the database contains over
450 titles. Searches may take several minutes.
To perform wide searches, enter your keywords
with NO commas between them. This returns every
book that matches any one of the keywords
submitted. To perform a cross-referenced search,
PUT commas between keywords. This returns books
that only match all of the submitted parameters.
You may also use boolean search parameters, and
the and/or modifiers.
Example: To search for Dante's Inferno
you might enter the key words: dante, inferno,
poetry, divine, or comedy. (With commas for
cross-reference, without for general search.)
Please note, however, that you should avoid
entering extremely general topics such as
literature, history, or art. These keywords will
return hundreds of titles. To perform such a
general search you may view all titles in any
one of the general
The database contains full bibliographic
information for the 450+ titles contained in the
AHA Siena library. Each entry (when brought up
by the Go Get It! button) displays title, author,
publication date, publisher, pagination, number
of copies, AHA Siena library call number, ISBN
number, US Library of Congress call number, and
a brief description. For some books, especially
those published in Italy and Great Britain, full
bibliographic information is unavailable.
Entries for videos and audio cassettes also
contain information on number of minutes,
director, language, and format.