The Catalog can be searched by keywords, title, author, subject, call number, location, etc.
For a keyword, or “All Fields” search:
Use "quotes" for a phrase
“emily bronte” will find results with the phrase “emily bronte” but not those that have “emily smith” or “charlotte bronte”
To find variant endings of a word, use * for truncation.
child* finds childhood, children and child’s, as well as child
However, don’t shorten the root word too much, or you will also find irrelevant results.
poli* finds politics and political, but it also finds police and polite.
Natural language searching does not work well in CLIO, although it does work in Google and many other search engines. In Google, you can write a sentence like “What are the effects of large amounts of television watching on young children’s social skills?” However, in CLIO the search will only find the exact words you entered, so it is necessary to break up your question into its main concepts (words or phrases) and put AND between them.
television AND “young child*” AND “social skill*”
Find as many synonyms as you can for your main concepts. Think of different ways that the concept might be expressed in articles you want to find. Write the synonyms with OR between them.
“young child*” OR “early childhood” OR preschool OR “pre-school” OR toddler*