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Criminal Justice

ONESEARCH

Keyword Searching:

  • Searches only for the words, not the concepts.
  • Is often the best search to do initially, until you know what the Subject terms are.
  • Can be used in conjunction with an outline to conceptualize a topic.
Subject Searching:
  • Searches the concept (as defined by the Library of Congress Subject Headings)
  • Is often better done when the keyword search isn't garnering material appropriate to the topic.
  • May take more work, but will yield better results than a keyword search.

PowerPoint: Searching for criminal justice books: http://library.csus.edu/guides/amatab/criminaljustice/CRJCATALOGSEARCH.pdf

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