Use the Library Catalog to search for
Secret #1: Truncation - To save yourself double or triple searching, any time you search for the word "Dance," "Dancer," "Dancing," etc.
Use "danc*" instead.
Librarians call the * the "truncation tool." Use it to truncate the root of a word from the variant endings, that way you only have to search once!
Secret #2: Use "quotation marks" to tell the catalog to search for terms as a phrase:
"united states" NOT united states
"african american*" NOT african american*
"Harriet Tubman" NOT Harriet Tubman
Secret #3: Use (parenthases) to search for synonyms/alternative words:
SUBJECT = danc*
SUBJECT = (black* or "african american*")