Madison County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 631
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0631

Instructions for Searching the MCGS Collection Online
on the Edwardsville Public Library Home Page

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General Search:
1.  At the Edwardsville Library Home Page (http://www.edwardsvillelibrary.org), click on "Catalog" at the top of the page.
2.  On the next screen, under "Keyword" type "MCGS Collection" (without the quotation marks) and pick "Search".
3.  The result will show the MCGS Collection (2000+ titles) screen by screen.
Note: The search does not seem to be case sensitive.

Search for specific title or author in the MCGS collection:
1.  At the Edwardsville Library Home Page, click on "Catalog" at the top of the page.
2.  Click on "More Search Options" near the top of the page. This will take you into the advanced search page.

3.  Select the "Limit search to available items" box.
4.  From the dropdown menu select "Edwardsville PL."
5.  Enter "MCGS Collection" (without the quotation marks) in the first keyword box. Then enter the title or name of the author or keyword (or any combination) in the other boxes (one entry per box).Pick "Search." 

For example, I am looking for Filby's books on passenger and immigration list. I type in "MCGS collection" in the first keyword box and "Filby" in the second keyword box (without the quotation marks) and click on "Submit". This returns all of Filby's books in the MCGS collection.
Note: The search does not seem to be case sensitive.

Search for anything in any library in the system:
1.  At the Edwardsville Library Home Page, click on "Catalog" at the top of the page.
2.  On the next screen, under "Keyword" type in a keyword, subject, title, or author and pick "Search".
3.  The result will show all the items found in all of the system libraries.
Note: The search does not seem to be case sensitive.

GOOD LUCK!

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