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How to Search for Books
Searching for Library Sources
Combined Author/Title option
- quickest way to find an item if you know the author and title
- use the Author or Title options only if you know the exact forms
- yields only items catalogued under prescribed subject headings (i.e., Library of Congress headings; see list of possible subject headings below). If you are not familiar with these, use:
Keyword Option (words from the title)
- usually yields more hits as it searches author, subject headings, titles and series
Subject Keyword is also useful.
Subject Headings to try
- french women authors: Women authors, French
- french women novelists: Women novelists, French
- french women poets: Women poets, French
Find Books on French Literature
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