Keywords, why do you need them?
A Keyword search looks for words anywhere in the record. Keyword searches are a good substitute for a subject search when you do not know the standard subject heading. Keyword may also be used as a substitute for a title or author search when you have incomplete title or author information. You may also use the Guided Keyword search option to combine search elements, group terms, or select indexes or fields to be searched.
To search by keyword, select Keyword from the search options and type the word(s) you wish to search. Keyword searches can retrieve a large number of results. Several options are available to help refine your search and results.
Quick Limits can be used when doing a keyword search.
Pre-set Limits can be selected before doing a keyword search.
Using the Boolean Operators AND, OR, NOT:
OR: The operator OR broadens the search to include records containing either keyword, or both.
NOT: The operator NOT narrows the search by excluding unwanted words.
To search exact phrases, enclose the phrase in quotes
To group terms together, place them in parentheses.
You may also use the Guided Keyword Search option to group search terms.
To find a term with variant spelling or endings, use a question mark (?) as a wildcard or truncation symbol