Search options in CDO

There are multiple ways to search the Consortium Directory Online:

  • Quick keyword search
  • Advanced search
  • Ringgold ID search

See also: Consortium Directory Online FAQ
See also: CDO Glossary


Quick keyword search

Use a simple search to quickly find consortia or consortium members or vendors by name or acronym.

To access the search page, log in or Click the Search option located on the top menu bar from within anywhere in CDO.

Enter a consortium name, acronym, consortium member or vendor.
Try “CAUL”  Click Submit

 Tip: Name search uses String Search, e.g. entering ‘University Libraries’ will show results that include the Association of University Libraries Tajikistan record, but entering the words University and Tajikistan separately in a single search will not. Boolean cannot be used.

 Tip: You can use a partial word search e.g. enter ‘libr’ for a results list of organizations where the name contains the word library or libraries


Advanced Search

Use Advanced Search for additional options. Create detailed searches by consortia type and geographic elements. Click to reveal the Advanced Search options:

Tip: if you are conducting a new search, click the ‘Reset’ button to ensure you are starting from a blank set of variables

  • Organization Type

Select or remove one or more Organization Type options: Consortia, Consortium Member, or Vendor

Tip: see CDO Glossary for definitions of Organization Types 

  • Geographic Area

Search by one or more worldwide region/s

Select one or more country/ies

  • Consortia Membership Type

Find consortia that contain a specific type of organization within their membership, eg that contain only universities among the membership.

Select one more Membership Type/s

  • Consortia Subject Specialism

Select one or more Subject area/s

  • Consortia Activity

Select one or more Activity Type

Tip: see CDO Glossary for definitions of Consortia Activity options 


Ringgold ID Search

To access the Ringgold ID search page, Click the ID option located on the top menu bar from within anywhere in CDO.

Searches consortia, consortium members and vendors. Enter known Ringgold Identifiers here, e.g. “10094” will find the CDO record for Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL).




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