Basic Search

Database:My Library Catalog
Keyword Search:
  • enter words and/or phrases relating to your topic
  • use quotes to search phrases: "world wide web"
  • use + to mark essential terms: +explorer
  • use * to mark important terms: *internet
  • use ? to truncate: browser?
Heading Search:
  • Searching by Subject under Headings and Authority Control
  • Enter the subject or topic, omitting all punctuation
  • Truncation on the right is implied
Command Search:
  • use AND, OR, NOT to combine search terms
  • use opening and closing parenthesis to group search terms
  • use ? to truncate: browser?