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Finding Books in Allecat


  • Start with the LAST NAME, First Name format for your author in the LC SUBJECT search box.
             Subject Heading: Stoker, Bram
                 Subject Heading:  Dracula 
  • You may also do a keyword search on your author's name to increase you results.
  • We will explore the interconnections among a specific literary work, subject headings related to that work, and "author as subject" searches. 


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Improving your search

How do the following work in a search statement?

*                example:  sex*

OR            example:  sex* OR gender

AND          example:  Dracula and gender*

( a or b)    example:  (class or race) AND (vampire or dracula)

"   "            example:   "samphic vampire"

When you find a relevant source in a database, what other actions can you take to find additinal sources?

 example: Dracula and the Eastern question : British and French vampire narratives of the nineteenth-century Near East 

 example:  Kiss me with those red lips (in MLA Bibliography)

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