Don't forget --
- Use KEYWORD searching initially to ID relevant records, for example: shakespeare costumes or shakespeare midsummer dream or costumes history.
- Use QUOTE MARKS around words that you wished to be grouped and searched in a particular order, for example: "globe theatre" or "midsummer night's dream."
- You can focus your topic (or search) by adding terms that limit by:
genre or form,
geographical location, or
key concepts or names associated with your topic.
- Use Library of Congress (LC) SUBJECT or DESCRIPTOR headings to find additional resources on the same or similar topics.
- Use TRUNCATION (i.e., shortening a word to its root or base form using a designated symbol, such as ?, * !, $) for words that might:
*Have more than one significant form, e.g., theat? = finds theater theatre, theaters, theatres, theatrics, theatrical.
*Have alternative spellings (type as much as you KNOW is correct!)., e.g. Stanislavki or Stanislavsky; theater or theatre
N.B., the truncation symbol in the Butler Classic Catalog is "?" For MOST other databases, use the asterisk "*" . If that doesnt work, consult the "help" screen of the database!