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How best to search for books.

Now that we know what a record in HELIN looks like, and the information those records contain, we need to determine the best strategies for finding the books we need.

There are four major ways to search the HELIN catalog: keyword, author, title, and subject. The main search screen in the HELIN catalog offers these options:

main HELIN search screen


Each of these searching options has its benefits and its weaknesses. We will look at the primary search options more closely in the following sections.

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