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Catalog of Nonprofit Literature: Guided Tour

Subject Searches

Because subject headings in the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature are assigned using a controlled vocabulary, your search will retrieve more relevant records if you use the proper descriptors. That's why it's so important to use the index rather than simply typing words in the Subject/descriptor box.

Sample Search:
You would like to identify materials that provide information on how to start a nonprofit organization.

Search Strategy:
Open the subject index. Beside Find in the dialog box, type "nonprofit organizations establishment and termination", then click Go to. Paste this term on the search form, then click the Close button to close the dialog box.

On the search form, click Submit Search to perform the search.
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