Search types are browse or keyword. Try using both.
Try searching both title and subject indexes.
When viewing a record, click Holdings to see if Beloit College has the item. If so, note the SuDoc number to find the document. It will probably be located on the upper level, though mirofiche is located on the lower level.
General Search Tips
To locate full text for articles from a citation database, use the blue FindIt@Beloit button.
Look for ways to sort search results by relevance.
After running a search, use limiters to reduce a large result set. You may also be able to refine by searching within results.
When you find a useful resource, look for subject headingsin its database or catalog record. Often, these are hyperlinked and will lead to other similar resources.
Think of synonyms for your search terms to make sure you're finding all relevant material on your topic. Look for thesauruses or subject guides to help you discover synonyms and broader or narrower terms.
Use truncation characters to find variations of a search term. Many databases use * as the truncation character.
For example: sediment* will return results for sediment, sediments, sedimentology, etc.
Use Boolean operators to combine search terms (e.g. AND, OR, NOT).