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Knowledge Center: Catalog Search Help

The Knowledge Center Online Library Catalog allows you to search with simple or complex terms. It accepts general keyword searching, as well as exact subject terms. Additional help is available on the catalog website.

Characters for Boolean searching of multiple terms, use lower case words:




* wildcard for truncation of terms

Entering a string of keywords in one field will automatically put “and” between the words.

BASIC SEARCH” - Note that when using this simple search box, you automatically search across the entire document record. This selection includes the abstract field, which may not be visible on to the general public. To narrow your search, go to the Advanced Search tab.

Limiting a Search – Go to the Advanced Search tab:

Search by Race/Ethnicity

To limit results to a specific minority group, enter one of these exact phrases in the SUBJECT search box:

  • African Americans
  • American Indians
  • Asians
  • Hispanics
  • Native Hawaiians
  • Pacific Islanders

Select Format, to limit search by type of publication, enter either:

  • Articles - to find journal articles
  • Audiovisual - to find videotapes, CD-ROMs, DVDs, etc.
  • Document - to find all reports, books, audiovisuals, factsheets, etc.
  • Fact Sheet - to find brief statistical or factual summaries on a topic
  • Journal Subscription – to get a list of primary journal titles in the field of minority health
  • Organization - to find national or community organizations

Select Audience, to limit search by level of publication, enter either:

  • General Public
  • Professionals
  • Consumers
  • Students

Select Year for the publication date of the article or document, for example:

  • 2015 to 2015 – to find records with just this publication year
  • 2010 to 2018 – to find records published from 2010 through 2018

Select Format: Organization Search, to search organizations by city, state, zip code, and more.

Keyword Search Examples:

Type this:

To Find:

medical and home

find both words anywhere in record

medical home*

find medical and find home (singular or plural)


home, homes, homeless, homelessness, homer etc.

medical or home

broadest search, find one word, or both, anywhere

medical home not nursing

find the words medical and home, not including the word nursing

(medical and home and quality) not nursing

Find all three terms, excluding nursing

Special Search Tips, to find:

Easy-to-read, consumer health booklets, enter keywords in Subject:

Foreign language consumer materials, select keywords in Language:

Organizations providing foreign language services, enter keywords in Format - Organization,
and enter keywords in Subject:

Scholarships or funding resources, enter keywords in Subject:

Statistical information, enter keywords in Subject:
STATISTIC* and (your topic)

Displaying Records After a Search

Scroll down to view your search results. A successful search finds one or more records, which are displayed in your Web browser as a hit list. Use the browser controls as you normally would, to browse, print, and view. You can also:

  • Sort report by date, to put the most recent publications at the top of the list.
  • Display full catalog record. Click view record to display more detail.
  • Display additional pages. If available, click the next and previous arrows on the results page.
  • Add item to “My Library”. Once you have selected a list of documents, go to your My Library to print the report as a PDF or export the list to CSV.
  • Share your favorites on social media. View a single title, then click on the social media icon to share on Twitter or by email.

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