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Searching the library catalog using subject headings
When searching for a book in the library catalog, start with a keyword search phrase. If there are no relevant keyword search results retrieved when searching , then:

1) choose broader keyword search terms, or/and
2) simplify your keyword search combination to one simple keyword search phrase.


Next, choose a relevant book for your list of search results; do one or more of its assigned subject headings seem relevant?



You can choose one heading, and click on it to find more.


Or, copy a subject heading, start a new search session in a new window, select subject search from the drop-down menu, and paste the subject heading into the search box.

Note the differences in keyword search results vs. subject heading search results