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Using Spell Check

Spell Check offers suggestions for corrected or alternate search terms in Advanced Word Searching. Spell Check works as follows:

A user searches for a term not listed in the library catalog. The system search, unable to find the term, references the dictionaries used by the system and returns a suggested term that is a "best match" for the term the user entered. The system also offers a More link for the user to see the additional terms the system found in the dictionaries.

Clicking the suggested search term launches an Advanced Word Search for that term. If the suggested search term is not accurate, the user can click the More link to see more suggestions.
  1. A user searches for a term not listed in the library catalog. The system search, unable to find the term, references the dictionaries used by the system and returns a suggested term that is a "best match" for the term the user entered. The system also offers a More link for the user to see the additional terms the system found in the dictionaries.

    Spell Check Tool

    Clicking the suggested search term launches an Advanced Word Search for that term. If the suggested search term is not accurate, the user can click the More link to see more suggestions.

  2. If the user clicks the More link to see additional suggested search terms, Web OPAC displays a series of drop-down lists containing suggested terms for each word in the search term. For example:

    Corrected Search Terms

  3. When the user has chosen a combination that more accurately reflects the intended search term, the user clicks Go to launch a search of the new term.