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Searching the Library Catalog

 Search the One Search Catalog for books and other library materials by
      keyword (recommended) or if you're looking for a specific item you can search by title,
      author, etc. 

When you find one book in the library catalog that looks useful, review the subject terms that are listed in the book's record.  Click on the link for any subject term that looks relevant to view other books in the library also on that subject. 

Some useful subject headings are:

Cancer -- Nursing 

Evidence-based nursing

Nurse and patient

Nurse and patient -- Psychological aspects

Nurse practitioners

Nursing ethics

Nursing -- History

Nursing models

Nursing - Research & Theory

Nursing--United States--Vocational Guidance

Pediatric nursing

Psychiatric Nursing

Search Tips: Finding Books

  • Use the "Advanced Search" option within the online catalog.

 

  • Identify and brainstorm the keywords and concepts relevant to your search--usually noun concepts and their synonyms.
    Example: If you're researching the topic of "pressure ulcer," related terms may be "bed sore
    " or "pressure sore" or "decubitus ulcer."

  • Use Boolean operators to link key words for searching. 
    To narrow a search to an exact topic, link major concepts with the Boolean operator "AND."
    Example: If searching for books about obesity in the United States, search for "obesity" AND "United States."

    To expand a search to retrieve more results, link synonyms or related concepts with the Boolean operator "OR."

    Example: To expand on the search above, search for: ("obesity" OR "overweight" OR "overnutrition") AND ("United States" OR "America" OR "USA")

  • Use truncation to search for all variations of a key word.        Example: If searching for books on diet search for "diet*", typing an asterisk or star symbol (*) at the end of the root "diet".  This will find books that mention "diet," "dietary," "diets," "dieting," "diet-induced," or "dietetics," all of which may be relevant to your research.

 

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    John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
    California State University, Los Angeles
    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300
    323-343-3988