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TIGER

The fastest way to find books is to search TIGER by keyword or subject:

Search TIGER for
  • Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.
  • Refine searches by adding keywords.
  • Once you find an interesting book, click on the subject headings in the cataloging record to find similar materials.

For more ideas on creating effective TIGER searches, use the Advanced Search page and review Ten TIGER Catalog Tips.

TIGER Search Tips

Search Goal How To Example
find a phrase

Place quotation marks around a group of words

"secondary education"
broaden a
keyword
search  
Use an asterisk (*) at the
end of a word to search for variations of a word
at one time

educat*  searches for educate, educating, education, etc.

 

search for
multiple
keywords   
AND searches for items that contain both keywords

 

OR searches for items that have at least one of the keywords

educat* AND secondary retrieves documents that have both words

 

educat* OR secondary pulls items with either word

stop a keyword
from showing
up in results
NOT excludes items with a specific keyword

educat* NOT secondary means that any items with the word secondary will not show up in the search results

look for words near one
another
use "near" in between keywords
educat* "near" secondary 

Browsing the Shelves

Books on the same topic often have similar call numbers.

Once you find a good book in the stacks, browse the shelves for similar items.

For a complete list of call numbers by subject area, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline

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