The persistent search bar has up to six parts:
Search Type (blue drop-down): This sets the kinds of records you want to find.
Criteria (white drop-down): This chooses the field you want to search in those records. This changes depending on the Search Type you choose.
Search term (blank box): Enter the search term(s). This will almost always be a keyword search, and Alma will suggest non-exact matches if possible.
Zone (icon drop-down): Choose whether you want to search the Institution Zone (house), Network Zone (hierarchy boxes), or Community Zone (people)
Search button: click this to search or hit the Enter key
Advanced search: If an advanced search is available for that search type, click here to open the Advanced Search box. Not all Search Types have advanced search.
Regarding the search string: