Answered By: Elizabeth Goodman
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2021     Views: 174

It sounds like you are searching in the subject terms function.

To start, we recommend trying a basic search first in the search bar on the first page you come to when you login to the database. You should get many article results with a basic search.

If you choose to start with a subject term search, you will get a list of suggested subject terms related to the keywords you typed in. These are subject terms which you can use to expand or limit your database search for articles on that particular topic.

For example, you know the topic you are searching has a lot of information written about it. But, you are unable to find any relevant articles with a basic keyword search. If you use the subject term search with the keywords you are using, it will give you subject terms the database uses for that topic.

Please contact the library if you would like a demonstration of this type of search!

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