Basic Catalogue Searching
Keyword searching is a good way to start a search. It uses natural language terms to describe a topic. Terms can be combined in a number of ways using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT, *, ?)
If you find a relevant book on your topic, look at the full record to see which heading(s) were used.
Subject searching uses controlled vocabulary in the form of subject headings. Some relevant subject headings for this course may include:
Computer crimes - Investigation
Interviewing in law enforcement
Death - Causes
Searching other library catalogues
The CU library catalogue web page lists other library catalogue options (left side) such as the University of Ottawa, the Sm@rtLibrary Network.
Under Other Libraries, you will find other library catalogues across Canada and internationally.
WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections from over 10,000 libraries worldwide.