Worldcat: McGill's main library catalogue. Search here to find all books, databases, e-books and e-resources, and some articles. Allows for basic keyword search (think Google) and also advanced searching by keyword, subject, title, and author, and possibility to limit by date range. Use lefthand sidebar on results page to narrow down your search results by year, format, topic, etc.
Classic Catalogue: Gives access to print and physical materials only. Its multiple subcatalogues can allow for more precise searching (for example, theses subcatalogue and Osler Library subcatalogue). A short comparison of the two catalogues can be found here
|Truncation symbol:||? or * e.g. sociolog*||will retrieve catalogue records containing the words sociology, sociological, sociologists, etc.|
|Phrase searching:||"_____", e.g. "medical sociology"||will retrieve catalogue records containing the entire phrase medical sociology, instead of searching by the two words separately|
|Boolean operators:||( ), AND, OR, NOT e.g. gender AND (sociology OR "medical sociology")||will retrieve catalogue records containing the word gender AND either sociology OR the phrase medical sociology|