Type the keyword you want to find. For example:
- Civil Trial Practice
- Prosser on Torts
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.
Using multiple words:
|Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes will appear together in all results exactly as typed.
Searching for a specific phrase:
|* 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.).
|? Use a question mark ('?') to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
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.
Using Boolean operators:
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
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 titles
Highly relevant titles
Very relevant titles
Other relevant titles
Logging in to your account
To check your patron account, use My Millennium functions like renewing books online, or to search online databases from home, you must log in to your Law Library account.
How to log in
- To open the login screen, click the Login link in the upper right-hand corner or any of the buttons labeled "Save" or "Add to My Lists."
- Enter your name in the first box and the barcode from your Law Library card in the second box.
- Hint: You can use just your last name and just the numbers after the zeroes from your barcode.
- If you receive a message that there is a problem with your account, you may have exceeded the limit on overdue fines or have too many overdue items, or you may simply need to renew your account. Call the Law Library at 602-506-3461 to clear up any problems.
- Remember to click the Logout button when you are finished. This is especially important if you are using a shared computer.
Saving your 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 quicker.
How to save searches
- Log in to your My Millennium Account.
- Click on the "New Search" button.
- Search for your favorite author, subject, title, etc., or create an advanced keyword search including limits to material type, location, publication year.
- When your results are displayed, click the button marked "Save as preferred search".
- The next time that you log in to your My Millennium Account, you can click the "Preferred Searches" button to see a list of your saved searches.
- Click on the search link associated with any of the preferred search terms in the list to quickly execute your search.
- You can be alerted of new materials added to the library collection which match your searches. Just check the "Mark for Email" box and be sure that your patron record information includes your current email address.
Renewing your library books
Library cardholders may renew their own materials online.
All material may be renewed except for materials with reserves and materials on which you owe fines.
How to renew books
- Log in to your My Millennium Account.
- Click the "Items currently checked out" link to view the materials you have checked out.
- 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.
- 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.
Creating a book list
Use My List features to create lists of titles as you search. Your lists can be viewed online, emailed, or saved to a local disk.
How to set up book lists
- As you browse the catalog, check the titles you are interested in, then click the Save to My Lists button. You will be prompted to log in.
- Another method is to click the Save button, then view your saved titles and send them to My Lists.
- Your lists can be viewed online, emailed, or saved locally. Go to your patron record to see your lists.
Requesting a book
Want to make sure the book you want is ready when you get here? Submit an online request, and Law Library staff will retrieve books and have them ready for pickup.
How to request books
- When you find a book you want, click the Reserve button on the full record display. You will be prompted to log in to your account.
- In the dialog box showing the title of the book, enter any special instructions, such as "Hold for pickup by my office assistant" or "I need this book on Thursday afternoon."
- Use the dropdown boxes to set an expiration date. Books can be held for up to five days.
- Click Submit.
- To request more than one book, click Save as you find interesting titles.
- When you are ready to submit the request, click the View Saved button. Next, click the Multiple Requests button.
Tracking your reading history
How to keep track of your reading history
- Log in to your account.
- Click on the Reading History button.
- Click the Opt In button.
- All future items will be recorded in your account and will display in the order of checkout. You may opt out at any time, or remove any or all titles from your reading history.