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Finding Books -- Sociology 228
Race and Ethnic Relations

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 would be 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:

  • assimilat* --  forms of the term, with this result
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  • assimilat* AND ethnic* --  forms of both words, combined, with this result
  • assimilat* AND (ethnic* OR race)   --   combining synonyms, with this result
  • "interracial marriage*"  --  phrase, 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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