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Finding Books -- journalism 295a
covering classic journalism


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 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 Keyword searches:

  • okie*   --  various forms of a word, with results here
  • shilts AND aids  --  combination of terms, with results here
  • nader AND (corvair* OR automobile*)   --   combination of terms, including near-synonyms, with results here
  • capote AND "in cold blood "  --   combination of terms, including phrase, with results here

Other possibilities:

To find books and other materials about a writer/journalist, use the LC Subject Heading search.   See Wolfe Tom.

To find books and other materials by a writer/journalist, use the Author search.   See Wolfe Tom .



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 page.

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