Finding Books -- Journalism 295B
Race, Religion, and Media
FINDING BOOKS IN W&L LIBRARIES
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
Some sample searches:
- media religio* -- the same as media AND religio* -- combining terms, with these results. (A more focused search would use the LC Subject Heading option for the term mass media religious aspects, with these results.)
- Be aware of synonyms or near-synonyms. Example: (blacks OR afro-american* OR african american*)
- Another example: (women* OR gender OR sexis*)
- Another example: (media OR television OR journalis* OR broadcast*)
- (race OR racial) AND (media OR broadcast* OR television OR radio) -- combining terms, with these results
- "digital divide" -- phrase (with these results)
FINDING BOOKS OUTSIDE W&L
There are two basic methods of searching for books outside the W&L
- searching individual institutions' catalogs;
- using the commercial WorldCat system to search hundreds of library catalogs
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