The type of search you do depends on the information you have available. If you know the title or author of a book on your topic, select title or author as your search field and enter the title of the book or the author's name.
However, many of you will just have the topic you are interested in or a few keywords. The subject field can frustrate searchers since it is looking for 'official' library subjects. To avoid this problem use the Anywhere option and enter a keyword(s).
Your search request will give a list of results found in the UTL catalogue. Use the options on the right hand side to focus on the results most relevant for you.
Search by keyword and the huge multidisciplinary database will give you a very broad range of articles. You will need to refine your search. See the example below.
You may find it more effective to consult the FINDING ARTICLES tab in this guide for subject focused databases in HISTORY