To begin a catalog search first come up with a generic keyword or two related to your topic. Ex.Existentialism or Kierkegaard
You may choose what type of search you would like to use:
Keyword, Title, Author or Subject.
Keyword searches check the entire record for the word(s) you searched
Title searches only check the title for the word you search (best for when you know the exact title of the work you want to find)
Use an author search when you want works by a particular person
Use a subject search to find items about your chosen keyword. Subject searches may direct you to related terms and subheadings. Finding a particular subject heading will give you all the items contained in that particular subject heading.
Use a person's name in a subject search to find materials about that person.
Browse some of the subject headings related to philosophy listed below for relevant materials.
Once you find an item you want to check out, write down the call number to find where the item is on the shelf.