Search Tips and Strategies
1. Generate a set of terms related to your topic. These will be the keywords with which you begin searching.
social media online identities community/ies
online self games
virtual Other utopia
2. In order to get search results more specific to your topic, find the appropriate subject heading. To do this, choose a book from your keyword search in the catalog. Next look in the record under "subject." You should find hyperlinked subject headings like those highlighted to the right.
Possible subject headings:
Virtual reality -- Philosophy
Share virtual environments
Ethnology -- Interactive multimedia
Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT and Other Symbols for More Effective Searching
hinduism AND (movies OR film)=Using the AND operater narrows your search to only results that mention both keywords. Use the OR operator to search for variants or synonyms of the same keyword.
“virtual reality” AND relig*=Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase. The asterisk (*) is a wildcard symbol that is used to catch variant endings of a word (religion, religious).