NEOLINK Catalog Search Tips

NEOLINK / OhioLINK Catalog Search Tips

Simple Search

From the NEOLINK or OHIOLINK catalog home pages, type your term in the search box.  Use the drop down menu or tabs to select which field you would like to search for your term.  Field types are:  

  • Author - Searches only author fields
  • Title - Searches only title fields
  • Subject - Searches only subject fields
  • Call Number – Searches only Call Number fields
  • ISSN/ISBN – Searches only ISSN/ISBN fields
  • Keyword – Searches ALL fields

Advanced Keyword Search

Click on the advanced keyword search link to combine multiple search terms or to limit by language, publication year, publisher, or material type.  To limit your keyword search to items only available at Aultman, click on Aultman Hospital in the Location Box.  

Phrase Searches

Put quotation marks around words you would like searched as a phrase.

Example:  “multiple sclerosis”

Example:  “Abraham Lincoln”



Use an asterisk “*” to right-hand truncate for 1—5 characters.

Example:  nurs*  

Use a question mark (?) to replace a single letter.

Example:  wom?n

Boolean Operators

Use “AND” or “OR” operators to choose words in any field or order.  Use “AND NOT” to exclude words.

Example:  stocks AND bonds 

Example:  stocks OR bonds

Example:  stocks AND NOT bonds


Keywords searches are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list.  Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title.  To get an ungrouped results set, use Boolean operators to form a complex query.


Valid library card holders can renew their materials online if the number of renewals has not been exceeded:  

Log in to your NEOLINK account

Select the materials you would like to renew by checking the boxes in the RENEW column and then click the Renew Selected Item button.  

If you cannot renew an item, a message will appear on the screen.  If successful, a new due date will appear in the STATUS column.  

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