When you search for library resources, you can enter search terms such as a book title, an author, or a particular subject. In the search results, Vega displays items that match your search terms. If you select a title or an author, Vega displays information about the resource and related items, contributors, and topics that you can also explore.
You must sign in to access all the features that Vega offers. When you sign in and perform a search, the Search Results page and the Resource page list availability at your home library first. Vega lists availability at other locations after the home location.
- Only use important keywords in the search. Don't include words such as the, a, an, are, in, and on.
- Use combinations of keywords with the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT to expand or narrow the search results. AND requires both keywords to be in the matching resources. Use AND to narrow the search.
write AND procedure
OR requires either keyword or both to be in the matching resources. Use OR to expand the search.
writer OR editor
NOT requires a keyword to be absent from the matching resources. Use NOT to exclude topics that are not of interest.
writer NOT journalist
- If you use the AND operator in a search, all the keywords will appear in the results, but the keywords might appear in different places in the resulting resources. To ensure that the keywords appear together, use a phrase search in quotation marks.
“How to write a procedure”
- If you use a combination of AND and OR operators in a search, use parentheses around the keywords that use the OR operator.
ethics AND (cloning OR stem cell research)
(ethic OR moral) AND (genetic engineering OR cloning)
- Enter search terms in the search box, and either press Enter or select Search .
The Search Results page displays items that match your search terms.
- Explore the search results to find items, topics, and people that interest you.
- If desired, do one or more of the following: