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To find books about a particular author/person, search Omni by subject heading using the Advanced Search option.
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 versus Keyword Searching
Subject headings allow you to search for resources on a particular author or topic and are often more productive than keyword searches.
Keyword searches work best if you have multiple concepts or topics and need only a few books.
For a comprehensive subject search, search with subject headings as well as keywords.
Start with a keyword search, but expect to revise it.
Keyword Searching TIPS
What It Does
Searches for exact phrase
Searches for all forms of a word
Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT)
Lets you broaden or narrow your search
(poverty OR poor) AND ireland AND (19th OR nineteenth)
When searching Omni for books, use the limiters on the left side under Modify Your Results to limit your search results to books & ebooks.
Select useful titles and look at the full record for subject headings.
Poor Ireland History
Ireland History Famine 1845-1852
Land tenure Ireland History 19th century
Useful subject headings for an overview of the historical period include:
Ireland Economic conditions
Ireland History 1837-1901
Ireland History 1910-1921
Ireland History 20th century
Ireland Politics and government 1901-1910
Ireland Politics and government 1922--1949
Ireland Social conditions 19th century
Ireland Social conditions 20th century
Land League (Ireland)
Unionism (Irish politics)