Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 111

I don't think you can actually do the kind of search you want to do with our catalog. We don't include phonetic sounds as part of the book description in the catalog. However, there may be a way to approximate that type of search. You can always find children's books in the catalog by using the "Limits" function. Just open the PILOT online catalog (go to and select the "Online Catalog" option) and then click on the "Set Limits" button on the bottom right. This brings up a screen where you can set all kinds of limits to your search. Use the "Location" option and scroll until you see "Children's Collection". Click on "Children's Collection" to highlight is and then click on "Set Limits". This will return you to the main screen with a note, "Search Limits are in Effect." Now, all the keyword searches you do will be limited to that location. The limiters only work for keyword searches, so I would suggest that you use the "Guided Search" option as your search screen. All of the searches on the "Guided Search" page are keyword searches. There's not really a way to search by phonetic sound, but you could search for words that have that sound. For example, if you were looking for books with the "F" sound, you could search for Frog, Farm, Fish, etc. If you enter the terms and use the "Any of these" option or put "OR"s between the words, the system will match on mutiple terms. The system will match on those words and you can scan the titles to see if any of the books will suit your purpose. Remember, if you have the limits set correctly, you will only have children's books.

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