Module 3
Searching by Keyword (Word)

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Sometimes you may not know the author or the exact title of a book or the Library of Congress Subject headings for your topic. In this case it can help to try a keyword search. Searching in this way is like using a search engine on the Internet. It searches all of the fields at once, including title, subject and notes - and lists all the records that contain that keyword. You may get more records, but they may not be as relevant to your topic.

To search by keyword, click on the Word Search button on the main HELIN search screen. You will see a search box that looks like this:

Keyword Search Box

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