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History: Britain and the British Empire

A guide to library research

Searching the library catalog

Start your search:

  1. From the library homepage, enter some key words and select "catalog" from the drop-down menu.
  2. From the list of results in the catalog, you can use the filters on the left to narrow your search.
  3. Or, select the Advanced Search.
  4. Combine keywords and phrases.
  5. Add alternate terms to broaden your search, and select the pulldown menu to select "any." 
    e.g. women gender [any]

Expand or filter your search:

  1. Open catalog records to view summaries, table-of-contents, and subject heading links
  2. Follow subject-heading links.
  3. Or, add subject headings to your search and use the pull-down menu to select "Subject Browse"