Keyword & Subject Searching:
Keywords are significant words or concepts that express an idea or topic. They are an example of "natural language" access to information, in which you use words in the natural order to describe a topic. A keyword search finds the word or phrase you choose in any field of the catalog record. Keywords are also used for searches in computer-based periodical indexes and Internet search engines.
In addition to keywords, you also have the option of searching by an item's title, or an author's name (Last, First), or specific call number.
Each item in the catalog has also been assigned one or more subject heading. In contrast to keywords, Library of Congress subject headings are examples of a "controlled vocabulary" access to information. You can search and browse specific subject heading in CONSORT, or you can access them at the bottom of the library record of a related book. It is often a useful way to find works related o particularly relevant item.
Below are examples of subject headings that can be modified or used as models to search for books about your topic:
Below is a library record with subject headings highlighted in blue: