The Ohio State University
You may search collection content in multiple ways.
First you are presented with the global search bar at the top of the page. This
will allow you to search through the entire database across all records for your
You may modify and customize your search in a variety of ways.
By using the “Fast Search” dropdown, you have the option to refine your
immediate search in the following formats defined below.
Fast Search | Searches the beginning of a string.
Supports single character wildcards '_', for multi-character
wildcards please use the Wildcard search option.
Fuzzy Search | Database text search utilizing trigrams for terms.
Performs an exhaustive search of the system for any strings similar to
your input term. Will produce a large variety of results, however it
will take longer to run.
Wildcard Search | Searches for exact string in a term.
You can use the '_' character for a single character wildcard or the
'%' for a multi-character wildcard.
On the left-hand side of this page, you have a pop-out button which allows
you to filter on specific collection information returned in your initial
You can click the to limit your search to specific
sections of the database, for example if you only want to search taxonomies.