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Research - Basic Methods: Using the
Library Catalog

Learn how to execute basic search techniques in the Maly Library catalog.

Getting Started

This libguide will show you how to execute successful searches in the Maly Library Catalog, using the following methods:

  • Brainstorming Search Terms
  • Boolean Searches
  • Phrase Searches
  • Wild Cards and Truncation
  • Search Limits
  • Sorting Your Results
  • Field Searches
  • Subject Searches, and
  • How to Use Your Library Account

Visit the OPAL Help page for more information on searching, requesting OPAL items, and using your account.