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* Help searching the catalog

Quick Search Instructions:

  1. In the top right corner of the screen, type in a keyword
  2. Click the Search Catalog button
  3. View the retreived records

Advanced Search Instructions:

  1. In the top right corner of the screen, click on Advanced Search
  2. Choose the database that you would like to search (Research Aid, Maps, Microfilm)
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen, using the description of options for assistance
  4. View the retreived records

A Few Searching Basics:

  1. Search or Keyword Search retrieves records that contain complete keywords.
  2. Browse retrieves records from whole or partial words.
  3. The more words you enter at one time, the fewer records you will retreive.
  4. For broadest results, browse with a partial word.
  5. Boolean operator "AND" is assumed when entering more than one keyword.
  6. For best results, do not include "and" or "+" in your search.

Having trouble finding what you are looking for?

  1. Make sure that you are not misspelling or abbreviating one of your words.
  2. Try searching/browsing with another option (i.e. subject instead of title).
  3. Try browsing with a partial word instead of keyword searching.
  4. Try alternate spellings/presentations of your terms (i.e. seventeenth instead of 17th).




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