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COML 1109.103: From Occupation to Occupy: Politics and Literature: Library Catalog

Library Research Guide

Searching the catalog directly

You can also start your search by first selecting the catalog or databases.

Search Tips!

Click Catalog to go directly to the library catalog.

 

 

Combine the author's name, with the subheading, criticism and interpretation to find literary criticism/analysis, e.g.

Rhys, Jean Criticism and Interpretation [subject]

Bronte, Charlotte criticism and interpretation [subject]

etc.

 

 

or try the Advanced Search!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Advanced Search allows you to combine keywords and phrases, include alternate terms, revise and modify your search.

 

 

 

 

Tips

Combine phrases and terms.

Add variant terms and use the drop-down menu to select [any]

 

 

Use the Catalog -- Advanced Search!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group I

From the library homepage, select the Catalog.

Next: select the Advanced Search:

 

What did you find?

Take a look at the first record -- http://newcatalog.library.cornell.edu/catalog/8380477. Why did these results appear? (Where did your search terms appear in the record for the item(s)?)

Group II

From the library homepage, select the Catalog.

Next: select the Advanced Search:

What did you find?

What happens when you remove the term postcolonial*

Fewer terms finds more, or fewer, results?

Answer! Fewer terms, broadens your search to find more results.

Group III

From the library homepage, select the Catalog.

Next: select the Advanced Search:

How many results did you get?

Is there a way to limit this to works of criticism and interpretation?

(Hint: Under Refine Your Results, scroll down to open Genre/Subject)

Summary:

You can start from the home page and then dive into the catalog.

You can follow relevant subject--heading links in catalog records to find more books on your topic.

From the catalog, you can open the Advanced Search and combine phrases and keywords.

You can use the limits on the left-hand side to limit your search by year, language, format, etc.