Choosing a Topic | Library Tutorial Module 3
You can find books in the online catalog by:
- searching for a known author, title, call number, or subject
- searching by keyword for materials on a topic
When should you use the Advanced Search?
- when you need to combine two or more concepts in your search
- when you need to search for WORDS in a specific field (i.e. TITLE, SUBJECT, AUTHOR)
- when you have a TOPIC, but not a specific SUBJECT HEADING
- when you have WORDS from a TITLE
- when you have two or more AUTHOR's LAST NAMES
- when you have an incomplete citation and know only the AUTHOR's LAST NAME and a couple of WORDS from a TITLE
When should you use the Browse Search?
- when you know the exact TITLE
- when you know a single AUTHOR'S NAME or you are unsure of the spelling of the author's name
- when you know a specific SUBJECT HEADING
- when you know a CALL NUMBER