Each field describes specific pieces of bibliographic information.
Common fields include:
When searching, you can limit the search terms to a specific field. Combine multiple fields to make a precise search.
Filters and Limits let you refine your search and narrow your search results. They are usually located on the left or right hand side of the search results. Even Google has search filters and limits. Some common and useful filters are:
Many, but not all, databases allow you to specify that the words you are searching are within a certain proximity of each other. Proximity operators vary by database; consult the database Help screen and look for "proximity".