Information in any format is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery method. The iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and disseminating information vary, and the resulting product reflects these differences.
Library of Congress Classification System is used to organize our books. The Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) comprise a thesaurus (controlled vocabulary) of subject headings for use in bibliographic records, and work with LC classification system together to advance the catalog search options.
1. All journal titles owned by WSU are now listed in the online catalog.
2. Use the online catalog (classic version) to renew your books online.
3. Use the tab for Course Reserves in the catalog to see a list of what articles, books and videos your professors have put on reserve in the Library.
1. start with the background information, then identify the key concepts of the topic.
2. start a list of key words, then expand your list by thinking of related terms such as synonyms.
3. look at the important nouns and verbs, and evaluate if these words define the key concepts of your topic
4. look for relevant subject terms in the Thesaurus of databases.
1. In Catalog, on the book's holdings information screen, scroll down and click on the subject heading link. This is the more precise terminology, and it's a way to bring together material related by concept, not just random keywords.
2. sort the results in publication date or title, etc.
3. refine your search terms by checking its synonyms.
4. In Databases, the left/right column usually lists the "refine/narrow your results" tools including subject terms.
Use * to search variant endings or spellings
* = any character(s)
Finds: child, children, childish, etc.