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Keyword search tips: Use this type of search to locate resources for a topic. Start with a broad search - if the results list is too large - try adding more keywords to narrow your search.
Step-by-Step: An example search
Desired result - Resources on effective teaching in high school
Topic keywords brainstorm -high school teaching, secondary school teaching, teacher effectiveness, effective teaching
Keywords entered into the search box: high school teach* effective*
Tip ... Note the use of the asterisk in this search example. This symbol is used to truncate the word and expand results teach* will locate results that include teach or teacher or teaching.
Narrowing the search - Additional strategies to restrict the search to more relevant items can be used after a general search like the example above (e.g. entering more keywords from the topic brainstorm (above)).
|Subject headings list the subject descriptions that have been applied to the resource. Librarians use a set of standardised subject headings to classify material. The first subject heading listed is the dominant subject. Click on any subject description to find more material that shares the same description.|
Further borrowing options
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Click the Subject Headings below to go to a list of resources in the Catalogue
Browse the shelves under the following call numbers
370 General Education
371 School Management
373 Secondary Education
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