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Finding Books -- Journalism 280
legal reporting


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

The preferred method for searching Annie for a particular subject 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 one or more asterisks at the end of a term. (See this guide.)

Some sample searches:

  • court* journalis* (the same as court* journalis* )   --  combining terms, with this result
  • (court* OR judicia* OR "fair trial") AND (journalis* OR "mass media" OR newspaper*) -- combining near-synonyms, including a multi-word phrase, with this result


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

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

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

Remember -- many books not available at W&L may be borrowed from other libraries through interlibrary loan.