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Use the Dacus Library online catalog to locate books available on your topic. Use the following general search strategies:
Use “Advanced Search”
Start with broad topic
Search by “Keyword”, but…
Make use of “ “ and *
Narrow results by adding additional topics and filters
Narrow results by adding filters are usually listed, for example, year, author, format
To find books about a particular author, search by keyword using the author's name. Using " " around the author's name will make the search more specific.
You can also find criticism of a particular work by searching the title of the work (e.g., Grapes of Wrath), as a keyword. Using " " around the title will make the search more specific.
Adding additional keywords and/or phrases as keywords (with " ") will make the search more specific. Some helpful key words include: