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Brief guide to Minerva Use the basic commands shown below to search the MINERVA online catalog by AUTHOR TITLE, SUBJECT, or KEYWORD. Use Minerva at any internet-connected computer with a Web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. The Web address is http://minerva.louisville.edu or you can go to the libraries main website at http://library.louisville.edu and click on the Minerva link. To Find: Search Tips: Examples: AUTHOR TITLE JOURNAL TITLE SUBJECT � Use Basic Search � Click on �Author� in the �Find Results in� box � Type author�s name (last name first) � Click the search button shakespeare william woolf virginia thompson h � Use Basic Search � Click �title� in the �Find Results in� box � Type as much of the title as you know � Be sure to start with the title�s first word! � Click the search button fear and loathing romeo and juliet scarlet letter � Use Basic Search � Click �journal title� in the �Find Results in� box � Type as much of the journal title as you know � Leave off initial articles (an, a, the) � Be sure to start with the title�s first word! � Click the search button journal of sociology newsweek new york times � Use Basic Search � Click �subject� in the �Find Results in� box � Type an official subject heading (such as Library of Congress or NLM) women authors---united states business planning environment To Find: Search Tips: Examples: KEYWORD ALL FIELDS (AND,OR,NOT) � Use Basic Search � Click on �Keyword All Fields� (and, or, not) in the �Find Results in� box � If you have more than one keyword, use and, or, not to combine them. �And� combines keywords to search for fewer results, �Or� combines keywords that are synonyms to look for more results, and �Not� will look for the first keyword while excluding the second keyword. � Click the search button nuclear and weapons children or adolescents (children or adolescents) and drugs crime not cities KEYWORD ALL FIELDS (RANKED) � Use Basic Search � Click �Keyword All Fields (ranked)� in the �Find Results in� box � Do not use Boolean connectors (AND/OR/NOT) Or little words like of, the, an, etc. � Use quotation marks to indicate a phrase � Use the plus sign (+) to indicate essential terms � Use the question mark (?) to truncate terms � Click the search button �nuclear weapons� �nuclear weapons� + destruction �home school?� � When searching by subject, if you do not find a book on your topic check Library of Congress Subject Headings volumes located in the Reference Area of any U of L Library for the correct term or try a keyword search � Still confused? Ask a librarian! Ekstrom Library Reference Desk 852-6747 Helpful Hints...