What happened to HOLLIS Classic?

The HOLLIS Classic search interface retired in 2018. It searched a subset of what we now call Library Catalog, and presented results in chronological order. Classic Simulator is a HOLLIS search that is pre-set with similar parameters. Simply replace "your search terms" with your search terms and go.


If you liked how the Classic interface...

In HOLLIS, you can...

Sorted results in chronological order...

Choose year (descending) from the Sort drop-down on the right side of the page.

Let you search for "starts with"...

Use Starts with/Browse.

Had a "Journal Titles" search...

Use the Journals search button at the top of the screen.

Allowed you to limit the format to microforms...

Use the form/genre field (links to HOLLIS User Guide).

Had a "modify search" function that let you add terms to an already existing search...

Add terms in the search bar. If you've set filters in the right-hand menu, you can lock them before running the modified search to make sure they stay in place.

Let you type in non-Latin characters...

Type away---HOLLIS accepts (and displays) non-Latin characters. 

Note: there remain, of course, many HOLLIS records that do not include the original characters and can only be found by searching for transliterations.

Let you use country codes in Command Search to see everything published in a country or US state (e.g. wlo=ir for Iran)

Go to Advanced Search and use the Code: MARC country code option (links to HOLLIS User Guide).

Let you use a Command Search to choose limits such as language, date, format, etc. without having to put in any keywords.

Explore the Code: search options (links to HOLLIS User Guide) available in Advanced Search.

Had a function that allowed you to export your full search results.

This is not yet possible in HOLLIS---see our FAQ on exporting search results for more information and advice on workarounds.


Have another HOLLIS question? Our HOLLIS User Guide provides an overview of HOLLIS's features and functions.

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