Constructing Searches

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Constructing Searches

  1. 1. Constructing Searches usingJoyner Library’s Catalog
  2. 2. Searching the library catalog will find itemshoused in Joyner Library.
  3. 3. There are 3 ways to access items in the catalog: Basic Search Advanced Search Through OneSearch
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Search the Catalog by:Keyword Title Author Subject
  6. 6. subject search | subject headings examples: • Crisis Intervention • Crisis Counseling • School Crisis Management • Disasters -- Psychological Aspects
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. How to find a specific book Click Begins with (Browse) on the Advanced Search page.
  9. 9. Try word or phrase searches.Examples:terrorism and crisis interventionhealth and crisis intervention
  10. 10. By using an asterisk *, all forms of a term will be searched. pregnanc*In this example, search results will includepregnancy, pregnancies, etc.
  11. 11. Using Limiters Use the drop-down boxes at the bottom of theAdvanced Search screen in order to find specific types of items.
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. To learn about searchingwith AND, OR, and NOT, visitthe “Finding Articles” page.
  14. 14. For assistance,pleasecontact alibrarian at theReferenceDesk.

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