Meriwether Help

General Help

Gateway Software Corporation's Meriwether Web OPAC runs on the IBM AS/400 computer. Working in conjunction with GSC's Library Management System, Meriwether provides a seamless browser-based interface to your library holdings.

Client requirements: You must use a Javascript-enabled browser to use Meriwether. GSC has successfully tested Meriwether with the following browsers: Netscape Navigator 3.0, 4.0 and 4.7; Internet Explorer 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0. Note: While Netscape Navigator 2.0 does offer some Javascript support, it does not support all Javascript functions found in Meriwether. Additionally, you must configure your browser to accept cookies. Meriwether assigns cookies for navigation purposes and to "remember" your last search selection (library type/library). Meriwether does not use cookies to track your movements through the OPAC.

Available Searches

Meriwether offers Title, Author, Keyword, Subject, Series, and Call Number searches. Read the descriptions provided below for more information.

Log Out/Start Over

Click on Log Out/Start Over to leave the secure area of Meriwether.

Title Search

Use the Title Search to search the libraries for a specific title. The Title Search positions alphabetically within a list of titles. For more information, read the Title Search help.

Author Search

Use the Author Search to search the libraries for titles by a specific author. The Author Search positions alphabetically within a list of titles sorted by author. For more information, read the Author Search help.


Keyword Search

Use the Keyword Search to search the libraries for titles that contain the word(s) you type. The Keyword Search returns a set of titles that include the keywords you specify. You can conduct a simple keyword search, a Boolean keyword search, or a keyword search of subjects. For more information, read the Keyword Search help.


Subject Heading Search

Use the Subject Heading Search to search the libraries for titles that contain the subject you type. The Subject Heading Search positions alphabetically within a list of valid subjects; click a subject to view a list of titles that contain that subject. For more information, read the Subject Search help.


Series Search

Use the Series Search to search the libraries for series titles. The Series Search positions alphabetically within a list of series titles. For more information, read the Series Search help.


Call Number Search

Use the Call Number Search to search the libraries by call number. The Call Number Search positions numerically/alphabetically within a list of titles sorted by call number. For more information, read the Call Number Search help.

Patron Info

Use Patron Info to access the secure area of Meriwether. The following information may display, items checked out and due date, items reserved, and fees due. For more information, read the Patron Info help.


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