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The research skills tutorial

Advantages of Subject Searching


In addition to OneSearch, most other databases let you search using standardized words or phrases chosen by experts in the field. These subject headings describe the main topic of each article, book, or other information resource.

A subject search reads only the subject field of a record so you will get more precise search results. Subject searching is a strength of library databases that search engines like Google don't have.


Screenshots of catalog records