Tip 1: Your first seach should be a very general keyword search.
Tip 2: •Never use a, an, or the when searching for a title.
Tip 3: Always use the long view to review subject headings.
Tip 4: If a record says "networked resource" it is usually available online.
Tip 5: Always pay attention to the call numbers and note whether the material is shelved in the regular, oversized (+), or double oversized (++) sections.