Keyword Search

The Keyword Search is a very broad type search. You can search for any combination of words in the various parts of a catalog record: the title, the author's name, subject terms, and the notes fields. You can search for single keywords (e.g. aggression) or combine keywords with AND (e.g. child and physical abuse ). You can interchange different words with similar meaning (such as teenager and adolescent) using OR (e.g. teenager or adolescent).

You also can search keywords as a phrase inside quotation marks (e.g. "no child left behind"). You can also truncate words with an asterisk * (e.g. prevent* = prevented, preventing, prevention, and prevents).

When BraveCat opens, make sure to select Pembroke (see image below). You can always search the consortium later if you require more resources.


Note: in BraveCat (or any other database) do not search using large phrases. Group concepts together using AND. Example: Do not search mental health as a factor of homelessness. Do search homelessness and mental health (see image above).