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Finding Books -- env st 110
introduction to environmental studies

 

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 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, just about anywhere within the Annie database.
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:

  • "oil spill"  --  muti-word term, with this result
  • "oil spill*"  --  muti-word term, with this result
  • (automobile* OR "motor vehicle*") AND (pollut* OR environment*)   -- combining forms of terms, with this result

 

FINDING BOOKS OUTSIDE W&L

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.

 

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