Finding Books, Journals, and Videos: Searching the Library Catalog
Use Brandeis Library OneSearch to search the online catalog of the Brandeis Library. Choose Library Catalog from the drop-down menu options to search for books, journals, and videos in the library collections.
If you have already identified the book(s) you need, you can use the Advanced Search to search the Library Catalog by Title or by Author to locate the item(s) in the library.
If you are trying to identify books that will be useful for your research, search the Library Catalog by keyword, and use the Subjects listed in the left margin to find related materials.
This ensures that the database will return results that include the entire phrase
rather than records that contain both of these words, but not your search phrase:
records that include the word global and the word warming but not the phrase "global warming"
Doing this will help you avoid sifting through irrelevant results.
environment* will search for
environmental and environmentalism
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.
and note the related subject headings that come up in relevant results:
ex. color OR colour
See the box on Boolean Logic for more about this search technique.