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MAT Student Research Help: Catalog

Browse the Shelves

Books about education start with the letter L. See the complete outline of call numbers for education from the Library of Congress.

L7-991 Education (General)

LA5-2396 History of education

LB5-3640 Theory and practice

LB1025-1050.75 Teaching (Principles and practice)

LB1050.9-1091 Educational psychology

LB1139.2-1139.5 Early childhood education

LB1501-1547  Primary education

LB1555-1602  Elementary/public education

LB1603-1696.6 Secondary education.

LC8-6691 Special aspects

LC8-59  Forms of education

LC65-245  Social aspects

LC980-1099.5 Types of education

Catalog

Keyword Searching

Use the Search Generator from Northwest Missouri State University to help you create a keyword search.                                                                 ________________________

                        Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)

AND

Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.

Example: vegetarianism and environment
OR

Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.

Example: global warming or climate change

NOT

Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search

Example: emissions trading not United States

 

Additional Search Tips

"Phrase search"  - Use quotation marks (" ") to search for a particular phrase.

Example: "greenhouse gas emissions"

Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.

Example: environment* (finds environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc.)

(Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.

Example: (climate change or global warming) and population growth

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Login to the Koha Catalog to see what you have checked out or to renew materials.

Catalog Search Tips

When searching the catalog, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to

- Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.

- Refine your searches by adding keywords.

- Click on the subject headings of interesting books to find similar materials.

- Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.

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