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How to Read an Entry
Subject Heading - This
field will tell you the general category this particular information has been put under.
Headline/Keyword - This
field includes the
newspaper headline or a description of the information that can be found about
Date/Source - This field tells you the date of the Janesville Gazette article in which this article appeared (stand-alone dates refer to Janesville Gazette articles), or the books in which the information or photo can be found.
- Start with the Headlines or Keyword field first. Then try the Subject Heading field. For the most thorough search, try separate searches in each field using a keyword. (For example, try "fire" in the Subject Heading field, examine the results, then do another search on "fire"¯ in the Headlines Field.)
- Using fewer words will produce more hits. Try to use the most unique word.
- Try to use these certain words for better access in the Headlines Field:
--To find statistics or maps, type in "graph" or "map."
--To find a chronology of something, type in "timeline"¯
--To find a photo or other illustration, type in "photo"¯
- The Date or Source field shows where a particular item is located in Hedberg Public Library. Date format in this field is dd/mmm/yyyy.*
*If you find only a date in this field (for example, 08 Sep 2006, 1B), it's a reference to an article in the Janesville Gazette for that date.
- Abbreviations used in the Headlines field are: St., Ave., E., W., N., S., Co.
We use these abbreviations consistently. If you are searching for info on 303 E. Court St., be sure to use the abbreviations; otherwise, you will not find it.
For additional help, contact Hedberg Public Library's Reference Department
at 608-758-6581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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