For searching in modules ("Virtuelle Auskunft" or "Wissensbasis") there are many options depending on how you want to search and on what you already know about the query.
More information about the Search box
If you have the ID of a previous query, you can search for it by entering the ID in the search form and clicking the "ID Search" button. If the ID you requested does not exist an error message will appear and you have to change your search.
For accessing queries in modules currently not selected you need following:
Example: Mr. Doe is a member of the staff of the University of Constance Library and he selects the module "Virtuelle Auskunft". If he wants to find the query #1 in the knowledge base of his own institution (KNKB), he can simply search for "KNKB1" without having to select the respective knowledge base first.
If you do not have permission to view queries in the target database you will receive an error message. Likewise, if you enter an invalid ID an error message will be generated.
If you enter your search term(s) in the "Text Search" field and click the button, the currently selected module will be searched for queries containing this search string. The results will be presented in the result list.
Clicking on the "Standard Search" field in the search box will open a pull-down menu. It provides the following search restrictions:
At the bottom of the search box there is a link to Personal Search. Here you find searches you edited and afterwards saved as "personal" (see Advanced Search). You can execute, copy, change or delete those searches. A default personal search is the "Queries assigned to me" search. It gives all queries in which you are author or editor
You reach the Simple Search by selecting its link in the Search box
. You can select in which part of the query the search string is to be found: In the question or in the answer section or in both (Keep them unselected then.). In the text field you are asked to put in the search string. If you know how the query you are searching for is formally or objectively categorized you can select these categories in a pull-down menu. For executing the search use the "Search" button.
The Advanced Search form gives you the means to define your search criteria precisely. You can use this form to enter contents into some, all or none of the fields. You can further qualify your search criteria by requesting queries within a particular ID number range or date range.
After defining your search parameters you can start the scan process with the "Search" button. If you like to reuse your search later on you can save it with the "Save this Query" button. Then give a name to that query and define whether it's a private query ("personal") or one all other users of the module should be able to use ("module"). Click the "Save" button.