To perform a basic Keyword Search in the library's catalog, think of words that are relevant to your topic and type them into the search box. A simple search could be:
landscape AND (architecture OR design)
You have the option of searching the entire record (words or phrase), or you can choose to search just the author, title, or subject of an item.
Once you click the 'Search' button, a number of book titles should appear on the screen. You can then browse through those titles and click on the ones that appeal to you, which will take you to the record of that particular book. Inside the record, you can click on "Catalog Record" to view Subject Headings that you can click on to find related materials.
The advanced search allows you to search by multiple criteria and limit your search results.
Once you have found a book that might be useful to you, make note of the location of the book and the call number (this information is at the bottom of the record). To check out a book, take it to the Service Desk, located just inside the main entrance of the Library. Ungraduate students can check out books for one semester, and there is no limit to the number of items you can check out.