Searching the catalogue
How do you search for information resources from the new library management system KOHA?
Open the link library.daystar.ac.ke.
There are two options of searching provided:
a. Basic Search
To do a Basic / Simple Search, you enter a word or multiple words in the search box. The Basic Search offers options for searching by Title, Author, Subject, etc.
When you search with one word, the term will appear in each of the results. Suppose you want to find material about communication, your search will be as follows:
b. Advanced Search
The Advanced Search page offers many ways to limit the results of your search. You can limit them by using the drop down menus and a combination of the Boolean operators AND, OR, and
Understanding the search results
a. Results overview
The number of results found for your search will appear above the result.
b. Sorting Results
If not previously selected, the results will be sorted by default by Relevance. You can choose to sort by Author, by Title, by Call Number, by Dates, or by Popularity.
c. Item availability
You will see the availability of the items attached to the record and also the library that holds the copy/copies.
You may filter your results by selecting from the links that appear at the Refine Your Search menu on the left of your screen eg by Authors, Topics (Subjects), Series, Libraries, etc.
e. User Actions
To the right of the bibliographic record you can find links to Print the record, or add it to your Cart or reading list.