Whether you are looking for a book, article, or website; this interactive guide will give you tips
and resources to start from. Here are some tips
•Boolean Searching: AND, OR, and NOT
•Truncation: cut off the end of a word and use an asterisk “*”
to get more results
Ex: pharmac*= pharmacy, pharmaceutical, pharmacist, pharmacology, etc...
•Use Synonyms and related words to search
•Find subject headings in records to expand and narrow search:
EXAMPLE from the catalog:
search: words anywhere: "pharmc* and psychopharmacology"
ex title: Psychopharmacology : drugs, the brain, and behavior /
Jerrold S. Meyer, Linda F. Quenzer.
Looking at the full record one finds more subject headings for
|Psychotropic Drugs -- pharmacokinetics.|
|Central Nervous System -- drug effects.|