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Finding Books -- journalism 301
law and communications


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 subject probably would be the Keyword option on Annie's menu -- which, among other things, 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:

  • journalis* AND ethic* --  combination of terms, with this result
  • (journalis* OR "mass media") AND  privacy AND (law OR legal*)  -- combination of terms, including near-synomyms and multi-word terms, 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.