If you're having trouble finding results in the Library Catalog, try changing the field in the search bar.
For example, a keyword search will usually bring up a lot more results than a subject search.
A good way to narrow a wide search is by using the Advanced Search feature in VuFind.
By entering certain search terms as "Keyword" and others as "subject", "title", author", etc, you can limit search results further than just entering all terms as keywords.
For example, you might search "Frank Lloyd Wright" as a subject, and "Marion Mahony Griffin" as a keyword, in order to find items that have Wright as a subject but also deal with Griffin in some way.
Or you might search "architecture China" as a subject with "ancient" as a keyword:
To locate books on your topic consider using subject search terms, such as "architectural history" plus a word or phrase that describes your topic. For example:
Other topics frequently searched are architects. You can search by last name or full name, putting their surname first or given name first:
Monuments and Structures
You can also search the names of monuments or structures:
Another way to narrow searches is by using the "Narrow Your Search" tools in the bar to the right of the search results page in VuFind.
Here you can limit your search by format, location, author, language, subject area, and more: