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HD FS 418: Family Relationships



Erin Burns


Using LionSearch

Lion Search – one single search box that searches across all library resources for books, scholarly journals, e-books, newspapers, and more!

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LionSearch will search many different databases, but it WILL NOT search everything. If you can't find what you are looking for, please try one of the subject specific databases on the next page.

Subject Specific Databases

Finding Books

Once you have your key concepts and keywords, you can use The CAT to find books on your topic.

Using the "Begins With (Browse)" search, you can search the CAT using book titles or authors' names. Authors' names should be entered "last name, first name" and titles should be entered without the initial article (the, a, an...). If the book you want is about the author, make sure you search the name as a Subject, not Author.

Examples:    Morton, J.   -OR-   english grammar for students of french

Don't have a title/author in mind? Instead of a "Keyword" Search, try using the "Topic: Title+Subject" search option with one or more keywords.

Relevant Websites

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