Ways You Can Search this Database

Here's a summary of the types of searches available in this collection. You will find links to each type of search on the search type bar.

Search Type Description Offers Optional Ways to Limit Your Search (if enabled by your library)? Lets You Filter Your Results on the Search Results page?
Search box on the home page
using the Subject option
Searches for documents about a particular topic. This search is especially useful as you begin your research. Yes Yes
Search box on the home page
using the Keyword option
Searches key fields, including titles, introductory text, authors, and subject terms. This option searches a broader range of fields than a search by Subject. Yes Yes
Search box on the home page
using the Entire document option
Searches the entire text of all documents in the database(s) you are searching, as well as in the fields of information included in the Keyword search. This is a good search to use if you are looking for a particular line of text or an unusual phrase. Yes Yes
Search box on the page banner Performs a keyword search of the database. Note that clicking the more search options link takes you to the Advanced Search page. Yes Yes
Advanced Search Allows you to build as simple or as complex a search expression as you want by selecting specific areas of the database to search, known as indexes. Yes Yes
Browse Publications Searches for periodical titles, showing information about each publication and allowing you to drill-down to select a specific volume or issue. A good way to find all articles in a specific issue or volume of publication. Yes Yes
Browse Subjects Browses an interactive list of subject terms (known as the Subject Guide), allowing you to select topics and link to related subjects. A good way to look for information by topic. Also recommended if you want to take your research in a slightly different direction. Yes Yes

Related topics:

  • The Home Page
  • Performing an Advanced Search
  • How to Browse a List of Publications
  • How to Browse a List of Subjects
  • General Search Tips