Help: Keyword Field Codes
Field codes can be used to restrict your search to a particular part ("field") of the bibliographic record, such as title, author or subject. Using thesearch mode, key the four-letter code before your search term:
Codes can also be combined with "and," "or," or "not":
tkey reports and nkey governor
tkey reports not nkey governor
tkey reports and nkey "dane county"
More than one word in a search string should be enclosed in quotation marks as is "dane county" above.
Searches can also be grouped like mathematical equations:
tkey reports and (nkey governor or "social services")
|To Search For:||Use Code:|
|Keyword Anywhere: ArCat will search for your terms in every available field.||GKEY|
|Title: ArCat will search for your terms in the title fields.||TKEY|
|Author/Creator Name: ArCat will search for your terms in the author fields. Includes individual authors as well as organizations as authors.||NKEY|
|Subject: ArCat will search for your terms in all subject fields.||SKEY|
|Personal Name: ArCat looks for entries for materials created by or about the personal name you enter.||100A|
|Organization/Conference Name: Retrieves entries for materials created by or about the organization or conference name you enter.||ORGN|
|Call Numbers: This retrieves call numbers assigned to processed holdings and accession numbers for unprocessed holdings.||BCAL|
|Accession Numbers: This retrieves all accession numbers ever assigned to materials described in ArCat.||ACCN|
|Geographic Code: The Archives practice is to enter codes at the state level for materials relevant to another state and at the county level for materials relevant to Wisconsin. See attached list for the codes employed.||GEOC|
|Form/Genre Headings: ArCat searches form of materials terms.||GENR|
|Content Notes: Retrieves terms found in the narrative "summary" field and in the "Description" field for unprocessed materials.||CONT|
|Internet Links: ArCat will search for any word or numbers within a URL.||URLS|
|RLIN: ArCat will search for a specific RLIN number (This feature is generally useful to staff only).||RLIN|
There exist other field codes primarily of interest to staff.