Finding Books, Journals, and Videos: Brandeis Library OneSearch
The OneSearch Library Catalog tab is the principal means for locating books, journals, and videos in the library collections. OneSearch can be useful for this purpose at two levels of your research. If you have already identified the book(s) you need through other research aids, 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.
Browse the virtual shelves for books in Art and Architecture -- Library of Congress classification outline
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 nouveau but not the phrase "art nouveau"
Doing this will help you avoid sifting through irrelevant results.
symbolis* will search for
symbolism, symbolist and symbolists
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:
Expressionism (Art) -- Germany
ex. color OR colour
See the box on Boolean Logic for more about this search technique.