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Online Searching: Home


Welcome to the Online Searching LibGuide where you will learn how to search the Library Catalog, Databases, and the Internet.

There are four main types of searches. Each has its strength and weaknesses.

  1. Phrase searching - Most often associated with Google. 
  2. Boolean searching - Most often associated with databases
  3. Faceted searching - Associated with the Library Catalog.
  4. Subject Searching - Most powerful. Used in the Library Catalog and Databases.


Almost any format can be found online. Use the right tool to find the right format.

Library Catalog - Finds everything except Articles and Websites.

Databases - Best for Articles, but there are specialized databases for every format.

  • Ebooks and Reference eBooks
  • Audio recorddings
  • Video Recordings
  • Musical Scores
  • Graphics

Subject Guide

Kent Millwood
Phone: 864-231-2050