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Create a "secure" Library PIN

A secure PIN uses only numbers, and is at least 4 numbers long. Note: Date of birth PINs which repeat a pattern for example 11/11/'96 will not be accepted. Any set of numbers that is repeated two or more times (i.e. 1212, 1122) will not be accepted.

Browsers

Notice March 2017.

Some off-campus users have reported difficulties accessing library accounts and certain e-resources when using Google Chrome. Use one of the following solutions:

In Chrome:

Clear the Chrome cache and HSTS settings with these instructions http://classically.me/blogs/how-clear-hsts-settings-major-browsers

Copy and paste in your login credentials when prompted.

Alternatively:

Choose browsers such as IE, Firefox or Safari.

Changes in how Chrome uses Java have necessitated these steps.

Java have issued a statement https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml.

Browsers

Innovative supports the two (2) most recent publicly released, generally available desktop versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers, across all current Innovative software and hosted services. These modern browsers enable us to provide the best possible performance, security and user experience of DIT Library Catalogue

When a new browser version is publicly released, Innovative will confirm support for that version within 90 days on a best-efforts basis. At that time, support for the third most recent version will be withdrawn.

Notes & Recommendations A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 is recommended for the best user experience. JavaScript, cookies and SSL 3.0 must be enabled for all browsers. Other third-party browser plug-ins may interfere with the normal use of Innovative software and hosted services. In the event of difficulties, please try disabling any other plug-ins.

  • UpdatedMar. 2017
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    Searching

    Type the keyword you want to find. For example:

    • design
    • bleachers grisham
    Search Tips
    Wildcards Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
    Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n
    Boolean Operators Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
    Example : stocks and bonds
    Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
    Field limits A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
    Grouping Keyword search results 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 result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.

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    Advanced Keyword Search Tips

    Multiple Words

    When searching multiple words the system will automatically supply the Boolean "and" operator between each word; multiple words entered for the search will all occur somewhere in the retrieved records though not necessarily in the order entered. Both examples on the right will retrieve the same results.

    Phrase Searches

    Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes will appear together in all results exactly as typed.

    Examples

    A phrase Search:
    "university science department"

    Wildcards

    *   Matches any number of non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "comput*" will match all words that begin with "comput" (e.g., "computer", "computation", etc.).
    The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string.

    ?   You may use a question mark ('?') to replace a single character anywhere within a word.

    Examples

    * Wildcard:
    environment* polic*
    comp*

    ? Wildcard:
    wom?n

    Boolean Operators

    Use AND or OR to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use AND NOT to exclude words. Select the operator you wish to use from the selection list on the Advanced Search form.

    Examples

    Using Boolean operators:
    stocks and bonds
    stocks or bonds
    stocks and not bonds

    Field Limits

    Field limits may be specified by selecting a field limit from the selection list. These limits appear before the word or phrase to be searched. A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).

    Field Limits and their meanings:

    • Author: Search only author fields
    • Title: Search only title fields
    • Subject: Search only subject fields
    • Note: Search only note fields

    Grouping

    Keyword search results 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 result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.

    Most relevant Most relevant titles 

    Highly relevant Highly relevant titles 

    Very relevant Very relevant titles 

    Relevant Relevant titles 

    Other relevant Other relevant titles 

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    Preferred searches

    If you have a favorite author or subject for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and let you place reserves on new materials more quickly.

    How to:

    1. Log in to your My Library Account.
    2. Click on the "New Search" button.
    3. Search for your favorite author, subject, title, etc. or create an advanced keyword search including limits to material type, language, publication year, etc..
    4. When your results are displayed, click the button marked "Save as preferred search" Note that you are not given feedback that the Preferred Search has been added.
    5. The next time that you log in to your My Library Account, you can click the "Preferred Searches" button to see a list of your saved searches.
    6. To have the Library system email you with new Preferred Search results:
      • Login to your My Library Account
      • Choose the Preferred Searches link
      • Select the checkbox for each search you want to have automatically run and emailed to you in the Mark for Email column, beside the Title column. Then, choose the Update List button.
      • The Library system will run your searches every Monday morning and email you with new results

      Search results will be sent to the email address registered with the Library, this appears under your name on your Library record screen.

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    Using My Lists

    Adding Records to My Lists

    You can add records to your patron record from a record browse, from a Bag, or from a full record display. NOTE: When adding records from a browse display, you must add them to your list or bag before moving from your existing page display to a new page of records.

    • Adding to My Lists from a record browse display
      1. Check the mark box next to the appropriate records and then click the Add Marked to My Lists option.
      2. If you are not logged in to your library account, the system will prompt you to do so.
      3. Once you are logged in to your library account, the system offers the ability to save the records to an existing list or create a new list.
        • If you choose to create a new list, the system will ask you for a List Name and a Description. A Description is optional. Once you are done, click Submit to create the new list. The system displays a confirmation message for the new list.
        • If you save to an existing list, the system updates the existing list with the records and displays a confirmation message.
    • Adding to My Lists from a Bag
      1. Check the mark box next to the appropriate records and then click the Add Marked to Bag option.
      2. Click on "View Bag"
      3. On the Bag screen, click the Add to My Lists link. If you are not logged in to your library account, the system prompts you to do so.
      4. Once you are logged in to your library account, the system offers the ability to save the records to an existing list or create a new list.
        • If you choose to create a new list, the system will ask you for a List Name and a Description. A Description is optional. Once you are done, click Submit to create the new list. The system displays a confirmation message for the new list.
        • If you save to an existing list, the system updates the existing list with the records and displays a confirmation message.
    • Adding to My Lists from a Full Record Display
      1. Check the Add to My Lists option.
      2. If you are not logged in to your library account, the system prompts you to do so.
      3. Once you are logged in to your library account, the system offers the ability to save the records to an existing list or create a new list.
        • If you choose to create a new list, the system will ask you for a List Name and a Description. A Description is optional. Once you are done, click Submit to create the new list. The system displays a confirmation message for the new list.
        • If you save to an existing list, the system updates the existing list with the records and displays a confirmation message.

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      Renewals

      Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except for items that have been reserved by someone else, and items overdue for return.

      How to:

      1. Log in to your My Millennium Account.
      2. If not the default view click the "Items currently checked out" link to view the materials you have checked out.
      3. Select the materials you want to renew by checking the boxes in the RENEW column and then click the Renew Selected button. If you want to renew everything, click the Renew ALL button.
      4. If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen. If you are successful, a new due date will appear in the "STATUS" column. Always check the STATUS column for information on the success or failure of your renewal.

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