Do a keyword search and look for subject terms in catalog records to find more relevant resources
Remember to use synonyms or conceptually-similar terms to expand your search: physician or doctor
Use and to combine terms in your search | women and HIV
Use or to expand results | global or transnational
Use * to find variant endings, or as a wild card | wom*n latin*
Use " " to search words as a phrase | "health disparities"
If you're conducting research about a specific population (defined in terms of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality or gender), try doing one (or more) of the following subject searches:
Use racial/ethnic nomenclature that aligns with state classifications - e.g., Hispanic, African American, Asian American, and the (un-intuitive!) Indians of North America.
Followed by the phrase Health and Hygeine or Medical care
For example: to retrieve books on the health status of Native Americans, do a subject search for Indians of North America Health and Hygeine
Remember to do this in addition to keyword searches using other vocabularies, like:
"Native American" AND health
Latin* AND health
(not sure why those quotes, asterisks, and ANDs are there? See the Boolean box, above.)