A basic search allows you to search using keywords. The Boolean operator ANDis implicit between each string of characters entered.
The search is made in the All indexes index of the selected thesaurus entitled All indexes, which includes:
"used for" references
RVM (Topics): Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Canadian Subject Headings (CSH), Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), RAMEAU
RVMGF: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT)
RVMMEM: Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT)
RVMGD: Library of Congress Demographic Group Terms (LCDGT)
How to use it?
Select at least one thesaurus. Default searches are made in RVM (Topics).
e.g., education adulte* allows you to search all authorities in Tous les index of RVM (Topics) containing the terms "education" AND "adulte"
A browse search allows you to search alphabetically in the chosen index, as close as possible to the string of characters entered. The closest string of characters found appears second in the list.
How to use it?
Select a thesaurus. Default searches are made in RVM (Topics).
Display the thesaurus index list and select the desired index.
e.g., tambour will appear alphabetically in the Medium of Performance Terms for Musicindex in RVMMEM, as close as possible to the term "tambour"
Advanced search allows you to fine-tune your searches using search operators, a specific index, and combined search boxes.
How to use it?
Select the type of search
Keyword search: the results list the authorities in which all entered terms appear ( AND is implicit between terms)
e.g., alto musique allows you to search all authorities containing the terms "alto" AND "musique"
All matching terms: the results list the authorities in which all entered terms appear ( ANDis implicit between terms)
e.g., aspectenvironnementallows you to search all authorities containing the terms "aspect" AND "environnement"
Any matching terms: the results lists the authorities in which at least one of the entered terms appears ( OR is implicit between terms)
e.g., cartes plans allows you to search all authorities containing either the term "cartes" or the term "plans", or both "cartes" and "plans"
Begins with: the results list authorities that start with the string of characters entered.
Note: This is the same as a browse search if you are searching in only one thesaurus and not combining it with another search box. By combining two or more search boxes, you can find authorities starting with the string of characters entered and cross check this result with other search criteria.
e.g., psychologie méthod (in the first search box) ORsociologie méthod (in the second search box) will allow you to search all authorities starting with either "psychologie méthode", or "sociologie méthode"
Ends with: the results list authorities that end with the string of characters entered.
e.g., isme will search all authorities ending in "isme"
Exact match: the results list authorities that are exactly the same as the terms entered (avoids having to use quotation marks at the start and end of a string of characters).
e.g., acoustique sous-marine allows you to search the authority where the expression "acoustique sous-marine" matches an entry in the index used
Aleph number: this type of search is used solely by RVM staff.
Select the desired thesaurus and index(es)
Click on Thesauruses and indexes to select the desired index(es). In the example below, the Geographic Namesindex of RVMMEM is selected to find all medium of performance terms for music from Brazil.
Add search boxes to fine-tune your search and select the desired Boolean operator between boxes
NOTE: The thesaurus and index you select are not displayed. To verify your selection, click again on Thesauruses and indexes.