The Keyword Search Option is the most powerful search method available. If you only
remember a couple of words of a book title, or part of a subject heading, you can use the Keyword Search to start your search.
Unlike the Exact Search, the Keyword Search does not need you to type an exact book title.
Step 1: Open Keyword Search
1. Click the Keyword Search from the GIL Universal Catalog.
2. The Keyword Search Window will show up.
3. Ask for help if you don't know how to use the Keyword Search.
Step 2. Start Keyword Search
1. Type your search keyword(s). Lower cases are fine. Usually, you only type one keyword one line.
2. For example, you are looking for a book whose title includes words like "Unfinished Nation".
3. You can type "unfinished" at the first line and "nation" at the second line.
4. Click the You can type "unfinished" at the first line and "nation" at the second line.
5. Ask for help if you cannot decide how to choose your keyword(s).
Step 3. Check the Keyword Search List
1. Scan the Keyword Search Result List and find out the library item you need.
2. Check the Title and the Publication Date very carefully,
especially when multiple library books carry the same title.
3. Pick up the book title with the latest publication date, if possible.
4. Click the book title you finally pick up.
Step 4. Start Keyword Search
1. Review the detailed information about this library item. Make sure that it is what you want..
2. Check the Location information. If it is available from the Henderson Library,
you can get this book from the bookshelf.
3. If it is from another member library within the University System of Georgia,
you may use the GIL Express
to get it.
4. Ask for help if you have any difficulty in accessing to the GIL Express.
Three Search Options for the GIL Universal Catalog:
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