Finding Books, Journals, and Videos: Searching the Library Catalog
Use Brandeis Library OneSearch to search the online catalog of the Brandeis Library. Choose the Library Catalog option 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 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 by keyword, and use the Subjects listed in the left margin to identify relevant materials. Clicking on the subject headings listed under item records will expand your results to the entire catalog.
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 art and the word education but not the phrase "art education"
Doing this will help you avoid sifting through irrelevant results.
japan* will search for
Japan and Japanese
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.
ex. france OR french
chin* NOT chinatown
See the box on Boolean Logic for more about this search technique.