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Journalism of the South Since 1945

Finding Books in W&L Libraries

Annie, the W&L library catalog, lists nearly all the books (and other materials) in Leyburn Library, and the Law Library.

The preferred method for searching Annie probably is the "Keyword" option on Annie's menu, which allows you to combine terms and/or to search for various forms of a term.

You can search for various forms of a word by placing an asterisk (*) at the end of a term. Some samples:

  • southern states and journalis*
  • southern states and press coverage
  • civil rights and journalis*
  • civil rights and press coverage

Finding Books Not in W&L Libraries

There are two basic methods of searching for books outside the W&L library system:

  • searching individual institutions' catalogs;
  • using the WorldCat database in the commercial FirstSearch system to search hundreds of library catalogs simultaneously.

Both these approaches are available through our Library Catalogs Web page.


Remember -- many books not available in W&L libraries can be borrowed through interlibrary loan.

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