Answered By: Michael Bailou Huang
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2014     Views: 35

To conduct a Title Search, select Title in the blue search box on the library homepage. The Title Search allows you to search for specific titles or for words found in the title. If you are looking for an exact title, put quotation marks around the title to narrow your search to items only with that title. If you are unsure about the exact title or would like to see all items that have a certain word or group of words in the title, do not put quotation marks around your search terms. This will retrieve all items with titles that contain your search terms.

For example, entering "history museums in the United States" yields the following two records in SBU Find.

History museums in the United States : a critical assessment / 
Published 1989 

Call Number: E159 .H73 1989
Located: Main Library Stacks 


Natural history museums of the United States and Canada / 
by Merrill, Frederick J. H. 1861-1916. Published 1903 
Call Number: Q11 .N82 no.62
Located: Main Library Stacks 


To conduct an Author Search, select Author in the blue search box on the library homepage . To search for a particular author, type the author's name (e.g. John Smith or Smith, John) into the search bar. Both search strategies will retrieve the same results. Do not use quotation marks when conducting an author search in the John Smith format, only in the Smith, John format.

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