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How to Use the Western Directory

Contents

Navigating through the Western Directory
Search for People
Search for Units/Departments
Display the organization of a Unit/Department

Navigating through the Western Directory

The Western Directory is accessed via a set of web pages that can be viewed from a web browser. There are two types of searches: search for people and search for units/departments.

The home page of the Western Directory is at http://westerndirectory.uwo.ca. The following are available from this page:

To search the Western Directory,
  1. Click on the link of the search you want to perform (e.g. "Faculty and Staff" or "Department").
  2. Enter the search string(s) and click on the appropriate Search button.
Each Western Directory search and results page contains:

Search for People

What to enter in the input boxes? Next, click one of the search buttons Starts with or Contains.

The Starts with search will display all people whose names begin with the letters you specified in the input boxes. For example if you search for first name: d, last name: smi, you will get all people whose first name begins with "d" AND whose last name begins with "smi". Single letters are allowed, but if too many results are found, you will have to refine your search.

The Contains search will display all people whose names contain the letters you specified in the input boxes. For example, if you search for first name: da, last name: smi, you will get all people whose first name contains "da" anywhere in the name AND whose last name contains "smi" anywhere in the name. Single letters are not allowed in the input boxes for this type of search.

Try both buttons if you are still having problems locating someone.

What search results are displayed?

Who won't show up in the display?

Search for Units/Departments

There are two ways to search for a unit or department:
  1. By entering a search string in the General Search box, and clicking the Search button beside the input box.
  2. By selecting a unit/faculty/service/affiliate from the pull-down menus and clicking the Search button at the bottom of the page.
What results are displayed?

General Search:

To search for a department or unit, enter a one word string to search for (e.g. fees). However, you can also enter multiple words to search for: Selected Search:

Display the Organization of a Unit/Department:

Note: The organizational information is entered into the Western Directory by the Directory Coordinator for that unit.
This service is provided by Information Technology Services (ITS) at The University of Western Ontario.
Maintained by Computer Accounts Office, February 2, 2006.