Search QCAT to find books, journals, videos and other materials owned by the Library. You can search by keywords, author, title or subject headings.
To find a specific known item, search by title or author. To find books on a topic, either try a subject or keyword search.
Subject Headings vs Keyword Searching
Subject headings allow you to search the library catalogue for resources on a particular author or topic and are often more productive than keyword searches.
Keyword searches work best if you have muitiple concepts or topics. Think of the words that best describe your topic and then connect them with the boolean operators AND OR NOT. Use the results to find relevant titles and identify assigned subject headings for your topic in order to find similar books.
Communication and culture
Communications in politics
Journalism and literature
Mass media and youth
Mass media and public opinion
To find books on a topic, try a keyword search if you do not know the correct subject heading for a topic. For further information on performing keyword searches, see University of Saskatchewan Library's page, Using Boolean Operators.
"mass media" and Canada
Select useful titles and look at the full record for subject headings.
Minorities in mass media
Communication and culture--Canada
Click on the subject heading to do a new search or use words from the subject heading to modify your keyword search.
To find bibliographies on a topic, look for the subdivision bibliography following a subject heading.