Getting Started: Featured Book
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Search Allecat, the catalog of books, videos, etc. at Allegheny (in paper or online).
Keyword searches are the best way to start looking. When you find an appropriate book, click on one of the "Subjects" on its record to find more relevant titles.
Sample Allecat Searches:
keyword: storytelling and (health* OR illness)
storytelling and (education or learning or classroom)
storytelling and (business or organization* or corporat* or leadership)
Subject Heading: Storytelling
The Plot: What if the book I want is in use/missing/lost??????
The resolution: Go to EZ Borrow, and request a copy from another library!
Keywords are the words that best describe your topic.
Truncation finds all variant endings of your keyword:
narrati* searches for narrative, narration, narratives...
Placing " " around your terms searches for the exact phrase:
"face to face" "ship to shore" "break a leg"
Or finds books with any of your keywords:
storytell* or narrative*
And finds books with all of your keywords:
dream* and storytell*
And (Or) finds books with combinations of keywords:
business* and (storytell* or narrative*)
Ask a Reference Librarian
Talk to the librarian at the reference desk for more tips.