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.


Conversion table for HOLLIS Classic functions

HOLLIS Classic function

Equivalent in HOLLIS

Sort results in chronological order

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

Search for "starts with"

Use Starts with/Browse.

"Journal Titles" search

Use the Journals search option.

Limit the format to microforms

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

Have 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, you can lock them before running the modified search to make sure they stay in place.

Accept non-Latin characters

Type away: HOLLIS accepts (and displays) non-Latin characters. Note: as was true for HOLLIS Classic, many HOLLIS records do not include the original characters and can only be found by searching for transliterations.

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).

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.

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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