Locate: Search Strategies

Can’t find what you’re looking for in our catalog? Try using these search strategies:

  • Keyword versus Subject Searching (PDF)
    • What’s the difference?
    • When do I use “keyword”?
    • When do I use “subject”?
    • A Useful Strategy!
  • Sort Search Results (PDF)
    • By date – “reverse date” for latest release of an item
    • By relevance – most relevant items listed first
    • By title or author – create an alphabetical list for future reference
    • By material type – group results by format
    • Caution! – There are two sets of instructions to sort search results. One for:
      • An author, title or subject search
      • A keyword search.

If you still can't find what you're looking for, try these options.