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Library tutorial for wine marketing
Section 3. Search for books on a topic
keyword (search engine style).
1. Keyword (search engine style)This option works for quick or simple searches. It searches by connecting your search terms with an AND automatically, saving you from typing that connecting word.
It can be useful when you know, say, an author of a book but only some words from its title.
But for more detailed or complex search statements, when you are searching for material on a subject, it is better to use one of the other options that follow.
2. Keyword (use and, or, not," ")
Use the truncation symbol ? to search for plurals etc: enter child? to search for child, children, childhood
Choose synonyms or alternative
terms to represent each concept in your topic. Use the Boolean operators and,
or, not to combine search terms:
Use quotes to search adjacent
words: "relationship marketing"
3. Guided keyword search
You can do the same kinds of searches in the Guided Keyword Search and the Basic Search's Keywords (using and, or, not) option. The Guided Keyword Search has the advantage of easier searching with drop down menus to combine your search terms and to restrict searches to fields such as title.
The dropdown boxes allow you to specify where to look for words. For example, you can search for keywords in an author's name or keywords from a title.
You can't use any operators such as OR, AND, " " or ( ) within the Guided Keyword search boxes but you can use the drop down options at the end of each box.
4. Subject heading
Heading option searches the subject headings that the Library assigns to
catalogue records for books.
Subject heading searching is useful when
Subject headings are standard terms added to catalogue records to describe the contents of books.
Search for a book
you know to be useful and click a subject heading link in its record,
to view other similar books.
Another way is to enter a term in the Basic Search Subject Heading option to get a list of subject headings beginning with that term.
Keep trying alternative terms as needed. You can click the Info button that's against some headings to get suggestions for related search terms.
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