You can enhance your searches in Library Catalog Search by using subject terms that describe materials according to type. If you enter your topic as a keyword (i.e., in the “all fields” field) in advanced search, you can also add subject terms that will specify a type of material related to that topic.
For example, if you are looking for diaries kept by soldiers fighting in the Civil War, you might begin by looking for "Civil War" AND "United States" in the all fields line and diaries OR personal narratives as a subject.
You can also add date ranges (e.g., 19th century) and geographic regions (Africa) as subject terms to focus in on the time period or area you are researching: e.g., biography AND “19th century” AND Norway.
Subject Terms that specify types of materials:
The following list is just a sample of the many digital collections available.