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ITAL 1113 / JWST 1913: Jewish-Italian Literature and the Long 20th Century (Fall 2017): Finding
Books

A library research guide for students in Prof. Battig von Wittelsbach's ITAL 1113/JWST 1913 class.

Finding Books in the Library Catalog

The Cornell Library Catalog includes the holdings of all Ithaca campus libraries, in addition to those of the Geneva Experiment Station. The catalog contains records for books, computer files, government documents, manuscripts and archives,maps, musical scores, periodicals, serials, sound recordings, and visual materials.

To search only the Library catalog,  click on the catalog link as indicated by the yellow arrow.

 

The "All Fields" search will retrieve matches for your search terms wherever they appear in the description of an item, but you may use the pulldown menu to the right of the search box to limit to title, author, subject, publisher, or call number.

The Cornell University Library uses Library of Congress Subject Headings as the standard for subject searching.  Limit your search to Subject to retrieve items that contain your terms as part of their LC heading:

Some useful Library of Congress Subject Headings for this class are:

ITALIAN LITERATURE--JEWISH AUTHORS
ITALIAN LITERATURE--20TH CENTURY
JEWISH AUTHORS--ITALY
JUDAISM AND LITERATURE--ITALY
ITALY--HISTORY
ITALY--SOCIAL CONDITIONS
MOTION PICTURES--ITALY

Subject headings may also be used to find books about individual authors, for example: LEVI PRIMO--CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION

Clicking on the last facet of the subject heading -- Criticism and Interpretation -- will retrieve additional books about the author's work.