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  • 1. Browsing a Topic
  • 2. An initial keyword search
  • 3. gets the feel of a topic by determing
  • 4. relevancy,
  • 5. number of results,
  • 6. and currency of materials.
  • 7. Skim titles and
  • 8. click on an interesting title
  • 9. to view record.
  • 10. Add to your book cart
  • 11. or write down information.
  • 12. The find similar items tab
  • 13. helps you find comparable items
  • 14. by revealing subject headings.
  • 15. Subject headings
  • 16. describe what an item is about.
  • 17. Click on a subject of interest
  • 18. like global warming.
  • 19. This is a list of subject headings, click on global warming.
  • 20. to perform a subject search.
  • 21. Find another interesting title
  • 22. and add to book cart
  • 23. or write down information.
  • 24. Again, look at similar items
  • 25. and click on another subject heading
  • 26. like greenhouse effect, atmospheric.
  • 27. Browse the alphabetized subject headings
  • 28. by scrolling or
  • 29. looking at previous and next pages.
  • 30. Choose one of interest:
  • 31. like greenhouse effect atmospheric government policy United States.
  • 32. Review strategies
    • Do an initial keyword search to get a feel for a topic.
    • Use the similar items tab to find subject headings.
    • Browse subject headings
  • 33. The process is circular not linear.
  • 34. Titles will overlap searches.
  • 35. Keep track of interesting titles. Add to book cart or write down call number.
  • 36. Use subject headings.
  • 37. Be alert for other possible search terms.
  • 38. Ask A Librarian for help if you get stuck.
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