Search Options in the Library Catalog

There are several ways for locating information in the Library Catalog:
 

TYPE OF SEARCH WHAT IT DOES
Title, Author Searches for items by title or author.
Simple Keyword Locates materials by retrieving catalog records that contain the words entered into the search box.
Advanced Keyword Locates materials by retrieving catalog records that match the words entered into multiple search boxes. Allows you to limit by Location, Material Type, Language, and Publisher.
Subject (LCSH) A word or phrase assigned to an item by the Library of Congress to describe its content. This information can help a researcher evaluate whether the item is worth further examination.
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) Assigned by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and is used for health care literature.
Course Reserve Shows course materials placed on reserve by an instructor.
Call Number / Other Number Search Finds materials by call number location.
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