Searching for Newman, Janis Cooke brings back a single match, "Mary: A Novel " Is that what you were looking for. Just like the library you have to put it in Last, First Middle order. And the comma is required for author searches, at least in the quick search box, haven't tried with the Advanced search box. On 7/26/09, Jamie Yates, CPhT <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Melissa, that's why I like to search with one word if at all possible, and > try to pick the most unique word so I won't get a bunch of hits. It's > interesting you could get hits on Janis Newman but not on Janis Cooke. You'd > think the first and middle names would be right next to each other and > produce results and not the other way around, that a first and last name > without the middle name would work. > > Who knows. > > I remember when I first began volunteering I could put in one word of the > author's name and one word of the book title and find the book. I don't > think that has worked for a long, long time. > > -- > Jamie in Michigan > Currently Reading: False Impression by Jeffrey Archer > See everything I've read this year at: www.michrxtech.com/books.html > -- Soronel Haetir soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.