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MUS 196B: Sound and Space: Sound Installation and Movement Staging in the Field of Music Composition

Course guide created for Erin Gee by Lisa Zeidenberg, Creative Arts Librarian

Boolean logic

Brandeis Library OneSearch Catalog

Results from a search of the Brandeis OneSearch Library Catalog include eBooks and articles the library has access to, along with items from our print collection and other library-owned resources.

Search tips

  • Remember to enclose search phrases in quotes:

"ming dynasty"

This ensures that the database will return results that include the entire phrase

"ming dynasty"

rather than records that contain both of these words, but not your search phrase:

records that include the word ming and the word dynasty but not the phrase "ming dynasty"

Doing this will help you avoid sifting through irrelevant results.

  • To search for more than one variant of a term, use truncation:

chin* will search for 

China and Chinese

The database searches for any word that begins with the letters that precede the truncation symbol (in this case, an asterisk). Some databases use other symbols, such as a question mark, for truncation.

  • Begin with a keyword search of your topic:


and note the related subject headings that come up in relevant results:

Celadon ware

  • You can also expand your search by including a related term in an "or" search with your first term:

ex. color OR colour 

See the box on Boolean logic for more about this search technique.​

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