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What does keyword mean when looking up a library book

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2010  |  176 Views

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When you are searching our catalog, a keyword simply means any word that you wish to find in the catalog.  For instance, if you type in the word Cat in the keyword search box, you are telling the computer to find any books, DVD's, magazines, etc. that have the word Cat somewhere in the title, subject, or author.  You would find books like Cat in the Hat, or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as Dewey the Library Cat and Careers for Your Cat.  

Using the keyword search option is best when you aren't sure of the exact title or subject, or only know part of an author's name.  You will likely get a longer list of results to browse through!

For example, let's say you are listening to a radio talk show, and they mention a new book about Leonardo Da Vinci.  You want to see if the library has it, but you can't remember the title.  however, you remember it did have the word Leonardo in the title.  Try a keyword search!  Type Leonardo into the keyword box, and click on search.  There it is...Leonardo's Legacy!

 

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