|Typically, when you search, you will use Keywords. Simply enter the basic ideas/keywords of your topic in the search box. The computer will search for books containing those keywords in the title, subjects, and descriptions of the books.|
|Subject searching is more "powerful" than keyword searching. It allows you to use a specific vocabulary to find books in the catalog. To find a good subject, look at the display page of a book you already like. Simply click on the subject link to run a search|
|Some sample subjects for this project are:|
|Global Environmental Change|
Oliver Wendell Holmes Library Catalog
Unless you need to search an individual journal title, you will be using a database to conduct your search. The databases contain numerous (1000s) of individual titles that you can search at one time. The library databases are paid subscriptions and can only be accessed by PA Students, faculty and community.
The following are the recommended databases for your paper/project.