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Library Catalog Tutorial

Introduction

Library Catalog

Title Search

Author Search

Keyword Search

  -- AND, OR, NOT

  -- Phrase Search

Subject Search

Limiting

Truncation

Saving Searches

Printable Checklist

 

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Subject Headings: What Are They?

Subject Headings in a record describe the main content of that particular item. They are useful because keyword searching can sometimes retrieve records that are only slightly related to your topic.

The subject headings used by the library catalog are nationally recognized and have been created by the Library of Congress. Subject headings help standardize the words we use to describe a concept. When you search for records by these assigned subject headings, you will receive a more precise set of results.

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