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Library: How to do an Advanced Search

Search by subject (su:) for the topic, Adolescent Spirituality:

Go to WorldCat  and try the following subject (su:) search on the topic, adolescent spirituality. 

Then select a relevant title and go to the Description. 

Write down subject headings from the Description field:


  • Once you know the established subject headings for your topic, you can search by Subject (su:)
  • The truncation symbol (*) finds results with any ending, e.g. religio* FINDS religion, religious, religiosity
  • AND finds results with BOTH terms, e.g. adolescent AND spirituality
  • OR finds results with EITHER term, e.g. adolescence OR teenagers OR youth

Group together related  subject keywords:

Adolescent : Spirituality:
  • Adolescent
  • Adolescence
  • Teenagers
  • Youth
  • Spiritual life
  • Religious life
  • Religion
  • Faith development

Now click Advanced Search and try this:

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