This search finds works by a person, organization, or conference, and can include composers, artists, editors, etc. For example:
This search combines in one step an author search limited by words in the title. The AUTHOR/TITLE search is especially helpful when trying to locate works by an author with a common name (e.g. Smith) or by a very prolific author (e.g. F. Scott Fitzgerald).
This search displays an alphabetical list by title of books, journals, series, maps, music, microfilm—all titles in the Library Catalog regardless of format.
To find the titles of journals, newspapers, and other serials (such as annuals, directories, proceedings, yearbooks, etc.) do a JOURNAL search. You cannot use the library catalog to find journal articles, only the journal as a set. See Finding Legal Articles.
This is not a keyword search, but a search using Library of Congress Subject Headings. Subject headings refer to specific terms which describe the content of the work.
As long as only one subheading is used, the order of the heading and subheading is not important. If the term entered is not a Library of Congress Subject Heading, an alphabetical list of "close" subject headings will appear for browsing.
KEYWORDS are words or numbers searched from titles, subject headings, corporate authors (including conference names), series titles, and content notes.
This search finds items by using the Call Number, ISBN/ISSN number, government document number, or publisher number.
When searching by TITLE, AUTHOR, KEYWORD, and SUBJECT Heading, use LIMIT to narrow the results by year of publication, language, material type, publisher, where item is located, words in the TITLE, words in the AUTHOR, and words in the SUBJECT.
To find all of the variations in word-endings, do a KEYWORD search and use an asterisk * symbol after the word root or stem. For example:
Truncation is only for KEYWORD searches; however, AUTHOR, TITLE, SUBJECT and CALL Number searches automatically display all items beginning with the search term. For example:
The Boolean operators—and, or, not—can only be used for KEYWORD searches.
The and operator is assumed between words. The system processes the and's and not's first, then the or's. Parentheses may be used to construct complex searches. For example:
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