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HIST 4903 - Vietnam War: Find Books

Finding Books

Searching Tips

Boolean Logic
Organize your search. Use AND, OR, or NOT to group search terms for the online catalog and databases.

Types of Searches (Keyword, title, subject, etc.)

Keyword is like Google—it finds your search term anywhere. Exact Search finds words in order. Subject, Title, Author, etc. searches are more powerful because they search only in those parts of the database.

Subject Headings Use Subject Searches (either Exact or Browse) to find database-specific terms that demonstrate what the work is ABOUT.

Truncation Use the asterisk (*) to search using root words. For “teen*” you get “teens”; “teen”; “teenager”, etc.

Subject Headings

Subject Headings are a way that we organize information for you.  Think of it like a hashtag #uafs - these tags organize books and articles by subjects, much like you might do in a tweet or Instagram post!  Below are several subjects you should browse when looking for books from the library:

WorldCat Search Box

Google Books

Google Book Search

Catalog Search

EverythingPeer-reviewed articlesBooks

Books at Boreham

Class Reading List