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CHEM410: History of Chemistry

Finding books and articles

Tips for searching DELCAT

Basic Search Tips

  • Conduct a general search using the subject heading

su:Chemistry History

  • Place quotation marks around keyword phrases

"laser inventor"

  • Capitalize Boolean logic connectors (AND, OR).

dispute OR controversy
laser AND biography

  • Click "Explore Editions and Formats" to view all library holdings for a particular title.
  • Items at UD appear first in the list of search results. Other items can be requested via interlibrary loan.

Advanced Search Tips

  • Combine and group terms with Boolean logic connectors

"laser inventor" AND (dispute OR controversy)

  • Type au:, su: or ti: before your keywords to specify author, subject or title words.

au:maiman, theodore
su:lasers history

  • Type ti= if you know the exact title.

ti=laser inventor

  • NOTE: A title search may identify items that have matching words in their chapter titles or contents lists.