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EPS 210: The Geology of North America through its National Parks: Finding Books

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Subject Browsing

When we search in QuickSearch (the box on the library's homepage), we first see a collection of results from different components of our online system:

  • Books+, which contains everything in our library catalog — books, data, journals (but not individual article titles, usually), music files, ebooks, databases, and so on
  • Articles+, with some limits — going to Articles+ from QuickSearch will take you to a version of Articles+ that is only looking at scholarly journal articles
  • Digital Collections, which contains digitized Yale collections

You can also see specific search facets for dissertations, data sets, and databases in the full interface — we have many resources, all of which are available for you to use for your research.

A search in QuickSearch leads to an interface that presents a preview of searches in multiple subsystems

If we view all results in Books+ (both the digital and print), we can go to a record to see what is available.

We go to Books+, the limit just underneath the search box at the top of Quicksearch.

I've clicked on an item called Wind Cave National Park from 1972. It is located offsite and can be paged to any library.

The record for the book

Note that this is where you can find the "request for pickup" and "request scan of article/chapter" options. There are also subject headings that we can click on within the record to see what else is at the library on this topic.

While many things matched our original search, not all of them had been given that subject term.

Subject term results for Wind Cave

We can also use the subject search feature to locate information about national parks in general. The best way to find a subject in the catalog is to just take note of the subjects applied to books that are relevant to you.

Limiting to the national parks and reserves subject term

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