"Boolean Operator" search (video)- uses keywords joined together with AND, OR, NOT, to search for more than one keyword or phrase. The amount of results found with each operator is represented in yellow below:
AND - results must contain eachword. EXAMPLE: puppy AND kitten
OR - findseitherword enclosed in parentheses. EXAMPLE:(puppy OR kitten)
AND NOT in library catalog searchesexcludes word. EXAMPLE:puppy AND NOT kitten
"public relations" AND "team-based approach"
classroom AND (discipline OR management)
("Kansas City" AND NOT Missouri) and crime
Truncation/Wildcard Search- allows you to search for a term and its various spellings.
Use the root spelling of a word and add an asterisk to get variant endings.
EXAMPLE: educat*searches for educate, educates, educated, or education.
EXAMPLE: educate* searches for educate, educates, or educated.
Use a question mark"?" to replace a single letter in a word to search multiple spellings.
Subject Heading Searching - subjects headings are chosen from a carefully selected list of words and phrases used to tag units of information (similar to a hashtag) so all tagged items display in search results. EXAMPLE
A corporate author is any group or organization that is responsible for the content of a published work. They include organizations, corporations, governmental entities, and musical or artistic groups.
To search for a corporate of non-personal author change the search field to Author and enter in the name of the corporate author including as mush of the name as you want.
Example: (Ford Motor Company) or (United Nations)
For corporate bodies that are best known by their abbreviations, search using the abbreviated form.
Example: (International Business Machines, or IBM)
Call Number Search - Using the call number search, you can browse an inventory of the library's materials in Call Number order.