What's the Magic Word?
When you search in the library catalogue using either a Basic search, or an Advanced search try to use the most explicit, discipline-specific, or technical vocabulary that you can think of in order to focus the catalogue’s attention on your topic.
For example, instead of searching “politics”, try terms like:
Christianity and politics
Television and politics
Vapid and inexact search terms are the adversary of the discriminating researcher. Unfortunately, the catalogue’s typical reward for a cloudy, nonspecific search is opaque ambiguity.
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