Begin by examining your research question to determine the MAJOR CONCEPTS or words with a specific meaning.
Then you will start to ideate different SYNONYMS for your main concepts.
Finally, expand your main concepts by thinking in BROADER and NARROW
SEARCHING THE CATALOG
Enter a term to begin your search. The search engine is NOT case-sensitive and ignores punctuation.
Term(s) can be a word or a phrase used to describe a thing or concepts
The default search is a Simple Search and will generate all resources that include the term(s) in any field.
Fields are title, author/creator, subject, publisher, call number, ISBN.
Refine your search using Advance Search and utilize the search filters.
Select which field you'd like the search term to be found.
Define rules for the search. These rules will only display results that follow the selected command
Use "quotation marks" around certain phrases to search for an exact phrase
EXPLORING YOUR SEARCH RESULTS
By default, the results are sorted by relevance.
Utilize Tweak my results to filter within results:
Library: Cooper Union, NYU, New School, New York Historical Society, and New York School of Interior Design to name a few.
Resource Type: Books, Video Journals Archival Materials, Audio, Databases, Scores, and much more!
Subjects: Art, Architecture, Business, Philosophy, Globalization, Social Justice, and Literary Criticism are a few examples.
Publication Date: This can be changed to date-newest or date-oldest.