Using the Index
The Index lists all of the searchable terms in a database, and the number of times each term appears. The General Index lists every term. Many databases also have separate indexes for specific fields in that database. The Index is very helpful for looking up author names and hyphenated phrases.
Click on the WebSPIRS toolbar to open the Index.
- Select an index from the Index: dropdown list.
- Type the term you want to find in the Term: field.
- Click Go to Term to display your term (or its closest match) at the top of the list.
- Check all the index terms you want to search for, then click Search Checked Terms to see the records containing the term. WebSPIRS uses OR to combine multiple terms, and retrieves records containing any of them.