You may also want to try the WorldCat Catalog
WorldCat includes books and other media in nearly all the US libraries. Used only for locating, not requests. Enter your zipcode to find availability in a library near you.
Uses natural language. Type a word or phrase. Use only simple words, not sentences or concepts.
With keyword searches you can use these search tips:
¨ Use AND to limit your search to results that include ALL of the keywords. Example- orem AND self-care
¨ Use OR to expand your search and indicate that you would like results with either term. Example-tumor OR neoplasm
- You can use ANDs and ORs. Example-(tumor OR neoplasm) AND child
¨ Use * as a wildcard. Tacked on to a root word it retrieves variants. For example: nurs* retrieves articles on nurse, nurses, nursing, etc.
- Use quote marks or parentheses to indicate that you want one or more words in the exact order in which you type them. Example-“myocardial infarction” or (myocardial infarction) AND (long-term care)
¨ Try to think of other ways to think of your concept in order to increase your results. Example-Rather than looking for articles on “gender” you can try: gender OR sex difference OR male OR female OR men OR women
· Requires specific Library of Congress Subject Headings. The words have to be typed in the exact order used by Library of Congress. When you see Subject terms in a book record, they are links. Click and you'll find more books on that topic.
Another type of subject search is specific to medical topics. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary used for indexing articles for MEDLINE/PubMed. The OhioLINK catalog also uses MeSH. See the Articles and Databases tab for more details. It can be useful to start with a keyword search and use the resulting book records to identify the relevant subject headings.