To search for an author by Name either enter their complete last name and first name, or the first part of their name to return all authors whose names start with what you entered.
For example, entering smith into the Author Last Name box would return all authors with a last name that started with smith. (Smith, Smithers, etc)
Searching by Title, enter as much of the title as can to narrow the result, or just enter a small part to get a broader range of results.
For example, entering rock into the Title field would return titles with words like (rock, Hardrock, Brockville) in them. To narrow the search down if you only want titles with the word rock in them put a space before and after the word.
To search on Keywords or Research Areas enter each keyword or research area, followed by a ',' then the next keyword/research area.
For example, if you want to search for New Zealand or Australia as a research area you would enter New Zealand,Australia. The search results include theses which have either of these values.