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''[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog&nbsp;]] &gt; Title Search'' <br>
  
If you are not sure if your search terms are in the title, or if you are looking for a series, use a [[Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|Keyword Search]].
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Do a Title Search when you want to find a catalog entry and know all or part of the title.  
  
== Steps to Search by Title ==
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If you are not sure if your search terms are in the title, or if you are looking for a series, use a [[Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|Keyword Search]].
  
The following steps will help you find records for a specific '''Title''' in the '''Family History Library Catalog.'''
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== Steps to Search by Title ==
  
# Go to [http://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org].
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The following steps will help you find records for a specific '''Title''' in the '''Family History Library Catalog.'''  
# Click the '''Family History Library Catalog''' link under the heading Search Genealogy Records &amp; Library.
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# Click '''Title Search'''.
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# Type part or all of a title.
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# Click '''Search'''.
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# Click the title that most closely matches the one you want.
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# If the item is a microfilm or microfiche, click '''View Film Notes'''.
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== Strategies for Using a Title Search ==
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#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog].
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#Click '''Title Search'''.
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#Type part or all of a title.
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#Click '''Search'''.
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#Click the title that most closely matches the one you want.
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#If the item is a microfilm or microfiche, click '''View Film Notes'''.
  
The more of the title you type, the shorter the results list will be. If you do not know the whole title, type the words you do know. You may want to truncate (shorten) your search terms or use a wild card character.
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== Strategies for Using a Title Search  ==
  
If you are not sure if your search terms are in the title, use a Keyword Search.
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The more of the title you type, the shorter the results list will be. If you do not know the whole title, type the words you do know. You may want to truncate (shorten) your search terms or use a wild card character.  
  
You do not need to know the exact order of the words for the title you want to find. The computer finds all titles that contain the words you type, no matter where they appear in the title.
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If you are not sure if your search terms are in the title, use a Keyword Search.  
  
If you are looking for the title of a series, use a [[Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|Keyword Search]].
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You do not need to know the exact order of the words for the title you want to find. The computer finds all titles that contain the words you type, no matter where they appear in the title.  
  
== How Do I Understand the Results of a Title Search? ==
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If you are looking for the title of a series, use a [[Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|Keyword Search]].
  
A Title Search results in a list that shows:
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== How Do I Understand the Results of a Title Search?  ==
  
* Catalog entries that match your search term.
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A Title Search results in a list that shows:
* The main author for each title.
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The results list is ordered alphabetically.
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*Catalog entries that match your search term.
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*The main author for each title.
  
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The results list is ordered alphabetically.
  
[[Category:Family History Library Catalog]]<br>
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== See also  ==
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[[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Family History Library Catalog Place Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Surname Search|Family History Library Catalog Surname Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Film or Fiche Search|Family History Library Catalog Film and Fiche Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Author Search|Family History Library Catalog Author Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Subject Search|Family History Library Catalog Subject Search]]
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[[Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search|Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search]]
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''[[Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|Keyword Search]] &nbsp;&lt; &nbsp;Previous&nbsp; | &nbsp;Next&nbsp; &gt;&nbsp; [[Family History Library Catalog Film or Fiche Search|Film/Fiche Search]]''
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[[Category:Family_History_Library_Catalog|Family_History_Library_Catalog]]

Revision as of 12:43, 10 October 2011

Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog  > Title Search

Do a Title Search when you want to find a catalog entry and know all or part of the title.

If you are not sure if your search terms are in the title, or if you are looking for a series, use a Keyword Search.

Contents

Steps to Search by Title

The following steps will help you find records for a specific Title in the Family History Library Catalog.

  1. Go to the Family History Library Catalog.
  2. Click Title Search.
  3. Type part or all of a title.
  4. Click Search.
  5. Click the title that most closely matches the one you want.
  6. If the item is a microfilm or microfiche, click View Film Notes.

Strategies for Using a Title Search

The more of the title you type, the shorter the results list will be. If you do not know the whole title, type the words you do know. You may want to truncate (shorten) your search terms or use a wild card character.

If you are not sure if your search terms are in the title, use a Keyword Search.

You do not need to know the exact order of the words for the title you want to find. The computer finds all titles that contain the words you type, no matter where they appear in the title.

If you are looking for the title of a series, use a Keyword Search.

How Do I Understand the Results of a Title Search?

A Title Search results in a list that shows:

  • Catalog entries that match your search term.
  • The main author for each title.

The results list is ordered alphabetically.

See also

Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog

Family History Library Catalog Place Search

Family History Library Catalog Surname Search

Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search

Family History Library Catalog Film and Fiche Search

Family History Library Catalog Author Search

Family History Library Catalog Subject Search

Family History Library Catalog Call Number Search


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