Subject keywords in OneSearch
Most library materials on cathedrals are classified under the heading "Cathedrals" or a sub-heading of that category. A few cathedral records appear in a different form in OneSearch (Lichfield Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral). Therefore, it's best to use truncation when searching the OneSearch Library Catalog tab: entering cathedral* into a search box will search for any word variants that begin with the letters preceding the truncation character:
cathedral* searches for cathedral or cathedrals
To find general works on cathedrals, search "cathedral*" and [country] as subject keywords using the Advanced Search option of the OneSearch Library Catalog tab. If you are searching for a specific cathedral, add that to your search as well, as a keyword rather than a subject (so that you get any book or item that mentions your cathedral, even if the item itself isn't exclusively about your cathedral). For example, a search for cathedral* and England as subjects, and Ely as keyword yields the following results:
You can also do a general search for cathedrals in Europe: search cathedral* as subject and Europe as keyword:
Related keywords include
Search these words as subject keywords; add your cathedral (or Europe) as a keyword to the search. For example:
These same search strategies will often apply for searching databases as well.