- When you conduct a BASIC Library search, just type in the topic you want to search (spell it correctly),
and then click on one of the fields to search, which includes keyword, title, author, subject, or series. The
most common search is keyword. If you just hit Enter after typing the word, it will automatically do a
- For example, maybe you are researching about the effects of steroids on an athlete. You want to see
what is available about steroids.
- If you want to do a Boolean search, you can use the POWER search tab. Remember that you wanted to
learn about the effects of steroids on an athlete. Your keywords are steroids and athlete.
- You also have limiters if you wish to narrow your search by type or date.
- You can also do a Boolean search in the BASIC search box by typing steroids AND athlete. The
catalog automatically searches for all of the words you enter; you do not need to use the Boolean
operator AND, but it is nice to get in the habit when searching a database.