Keyword searching is good when:
Controlled Vocabulary searching is good when:
Logical operators (Boolean operators) – connecting your ideas in the search
or-- use with synonyms to expand the number of “hits” (teenagers or adolescents)
and--use to limit the number of hits. The results of an “and” search must include all of the terms linked together with the “and” (teenagers and pregnancy). Each additional “and” (subject, language, publication year) makes the result set smaller.
not--excludes information (art not sculpture)
The NSU library catalog list books under author, title and subject. You may also perform a call number search as R, RB, RC, RD, RG, RJ,RM, RT. The following subject headings should contain useful information.
R -- General Medicine
RB -- Pathology
RC -- Internal Medicine
RD -- Surgery
RG -- Gynecology and Obstetrics
RJ -- Pediatrics
RM -- Therapeutics. Pharmacology
RT -- Nursing