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    • Constructing Searches usingJoyner Library’s Catalog
    • Searching the library catalog will find itemshoused in Joyner Library.
    • There are 3 ways to access items in the catalog: Basic Search Advanced Search Through OneSearch
    • Advanced Search will provide the most options for searching.To access the Advanced Search, click on the Catalog tab of the search, then click on Advanced Search.
    • Search the Catalog by:Keyword Title Author Subject
    • subject search | subject headings examples: • Crisis Intervention • Crisis Counseling • School Crisis Management • Disasters -- Psychological Aspects
    • Subject Headings DefinedSubject headings are controlled keywords selectedfrom the Library of Congress Subject Headingsmaster list. Subject headings take the guessworkout of searching by using a single term to describea subject. It is similar to tagging photos of yourfriends in Facebook.
    • How to find a specific book Click Begins with (Browse) on the Advanced Search page.
    • Try word or phrase searches.Examples:terrorism and crisis interventionhealth and crisis intervention
    • By using an asterisk *, all forms of a term will be searched. pregnanc*In this example, search results will includepregnancy, pregnancies, etc.
    • Using Limiters Use the drop-down boxes at the bottom of theAdvanced Search screen in order to find specific types of items.
    • A Book in Spanish for your A DVD & Study Guide for Foreign Language class your Film Studies classFound using “Language” limiter Found using “Specific Media Type” limiter
    • To learn about searchingwith AND, OR, and NOT, visitthe “Finding Articles” page.
    • For assistance,pleasecontact alibrarian at theReferenceDesk.