Kinds of Searches: Known Item vs. Topic
of format, all searches may be categorized as
either a known item
search or a topic
search. This distinction is important
because the search will be most effectively conducted
in different ways.
search is when you are looking
for a specific book, article,
journal, Web site, or video, etc.
is when you are not looking for a particular
item, but are looking
for something about
a particular subject area.