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Searching Theolog

Theolog is a shared catalogue of the John Richard Allison Library, the H. R. MacMillan Library, and Dr. John Micallef Memorial Library. Use this catalogue to search for resources at these libraries and at libraries worldwide.

Basic Search

The Basic Search is the default search for Theolog, and is a good way to begin to explore a topic because it uses keywords to find resources by title, subject, author, and abstract.

Searching for items using the Basic Search is easy:

There are filters along the left, which help you refine the results by library, format, author, year, language, etc.

You can use wildcards, truncation, and Boolean operators to search:

Click on the title to open the item record and see the holdings/availability information:

The text to the right of the title indicates the number of copies available, for example, "3 of 3 available." Only the first copy displays on the search results page, but full holdings/availability information is seen when you click the title or the name of the library/consortium that holds it, for example, "Theolog."

You will then see all the holdings and the availability of each item:


Advanced Search


The Advanced Search can be used to conduct more targeted searches in Theolog. Click the Advanced Search link at the right of the Basic Search box. Here you may enter a number of search terms:

You can also add limits to your search:


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