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By default, the “keywords anywhere” search is automatically selected. This search is a very general search and is an excellent way to begin mining the information in the catalog. A “keywords anywhere” search will search every word in every record in the catalog for the search terms you use.
The number of results you get will depend on how many catalog records include the terms you use in your search. In this case, there are only two such records. This does not mean that these are the only items in the collection with information on this topic, however.
Consider a few alternatives to the three original search terms:
You can probably think of many more. Different combinations of terms will produce different results lists. Experiment, but be prepared to commit some time to this effort. (For more on Boolean searching see the Boolean Searching tutorial.)
You see three subject term fields near the bottom. The first term in each field is the main subject, which is then followed by sub-headings, sub-sub-headings, and so forth. Clicking any of these hyperlinks will produce a focused list of material that is related to that specific subject heading.
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