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Using MACKsearch - Basic Search

Basic Searching

To perfom a basic search, simply enter the search term into the search box as you would when conducting a Google search.

You can use the drop-down menu to search by keyword, title, or author.

Using MACKsearch - Search Options

Search Options

Search options let you apply limiters to your search before you start your search.

Using Macksearch - Advanced Search

Using Advanced Search

Advanced search gives you extra search options, including searching by ISSN and ISBN.

Using Macksearch - Search Limiters

Using Search Limiters

Search limiters are applied to your search results and appear in the left hand column.  The number of search limiters you see will vary depending on which ones you select and the content of your results.

These tools allow you limit your results:

  • Full Text: Limits results to electronic items (ebooks, articles, images, and streaming videos) that are readily available online. 
  • Available in Library Collection: Limits results to items available in all of NOBLE's catalog and full text online.
  • Peer Reviewed: Limits results to items that are peer reviewed.
  • Publication Date: Limits results to items published in the selected date range.
  • Source Types: Limits results to a particular source type such as books, journals, newspapers, etc.
  • Subject: Limits results by a particular subject heading related to your topic.
  • Publisher: Limits results to content produced by a particular publisher.
  • Publication: Limits results to a particular publication.
  • Language: Limits results to a content written in a particular language.
  • Geography: Limits results to content written about a particular geographic area.
  • Location: Limits results to content located in the Merrimack College's catalog.
  • Content Provider: Limits results to content located in a particular database.


Limit your results