In Andor, you will find customer functions as well as printed and electronic resources provided by the library. If you are making systematic searches for your thesis we advice you to also search in databases offered in subject guides.
After signing in to Andor, you are able to see your loans, requests, unpaid fees and customer information. You are able to renew loans and see the status of your requested books. Clicking library card icon, you see an overview of your information in one look. You may continue to see all your loans, requests, fees, library blocks or messages and personal details respectively.
In favourites you will see the results you have saved earlier. You may also save search queries and make search alerts. You may also create your own tags to your saved results, that only you can see.
N:B: If you are using a public computer, remember to log out from Andor, so the next user cannot see your personal information.
A picture of the overview of customer's library card information:
In favourites, you will see your saved results.
In Basic search you may search within all resources "everything", or you may select a predefined limitation to one of the following:
In basic search, you may combine your multiple search terms with Booleans AND and OR (use block letters). You may also truncate your search words with * (asterisk). However, without asterisk, there is automatic stemming in Andor, that retrieves words in inflected forms (behaviour finds behavior). Sometimes using asterisk may reduce the number of results. You may add quotation marks to search for phrases (N.B. read instructions if your phrasal search does not work!). Read more about search algorithms : Search and ranking in Central Discovery Index.
Examples of search queries:
In Advanced search you may make targeted searches in the collections the same way as the basic search by choosing one of the radio buttons. You may also make a lot of other choices. You may choose if your search term appears in the title field, author field or subject term field. You may search with exact terms, combine your search words by selecting AND/OR/NOT from the drop down menu. You may select time, language, and publication type limits etc.
N.B! Read Instructions on how to search with Booleans and phrases (limitations to using phrases), and find out how the search engine ranks the results: Search and ranking in Central Discovery Index.
For more thorough searches howewer, use the invidual databases. You may find suitable databases via databases list or subject guides.
You may Tweak your results after your search.
In the left-hand menu you'll find useful limits, that will narrow down your search results:
On the search result list, you will find icons next to each item, that help you to save results for further use.
You may send the results to your own e-mail (e-mail icon), copy the result in as a bibliographic reference in different referencing styles (quotation mark icon), or save your results in your personal account in Andor (pin icon).
Three dots open other options, such as saving your reference to reference management system.
In journal search you will find electronic and printed journals provided by the library. Seach by journal title or ISSN number. In the left hand menu you will find international journals by category, does not cover Finnish journals.
A-Z Databases you will find links to different databases.
In Andor basic and and advanced searches you will find a good number of results. However, for more specific and extensive searches also use databases native interfaces. You fill find them via a-z databases list or library guides. For example, Finnish articles or certain resource types (legal documents, statistical information) is better search via databases.