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Subject Terms Searching Our Collections


Searching tips: KEYWORD vs. SUBJECT searches

  • KEYWORD searches are similar to Internet searches in that this type of search will look for the word(s) throughout the record, regardless of whether the word(s) are in a Title, Author, Subject, or Description field of the item record.
  • SUBJECT searches however, only return results if the search term appears in the Subject field of the record.  You can find authorized subject terms by using this guide.

Do you need help with your research or ideas to expand your topic?

Visit us in person at the Research Services Desk on the 5th floor of the Library, or request a one-on-one appointment with a librarian.

What is OneSearch?

OneSearch is our all-in-one search tool, which allows you to search print and e-books, electronic resources, digital collections and more, all in one place.

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