7.2 Keyword searching in the catalogue
The best place to start when looking for books is with the Keyword search in the online catalogue. Keyword searching allows you to enter your own words - the key concepts that you have identified for your topic. Subject searching is not the best way to start, as you do need to know the correct subject heading for your topic.
Once you have identified relevant books from your keyword search, you can then follow the links (subject headings) to find more books on the same topic.
With Keyword searching you can use the Boolean operators and
truncation symbols that you learned about in Planning your Research.
Practise Keyword searching. You will be given step-by-step guidance on how to proceed. Just remember to read the instructions in the left yellow frame and follow the prompts.
The tutorial should take about five minutes to complete. Make sure you enlarge the new window so that you can see the whole screen! Close the window to return to eSearch to Research.
Once you have finished come back to try the self-test!