Finding Books in Allecat
Start with a keyword search.
For example: "Pat Nixon" "first ladies"
Looking at the record for a relevant title, check the subject headings to find other relevant books.
Subject Headings: Presidents' - Spouses - United States
If you are looking for a specific book, use a title search.
If book is not in our catalog, or checked out or lost, use EZBorrow.
Reference Works to Consider
Notable American Women, 1607-1950. Reference 920.7 N843
Notable American Women, The Modern Period. Reference 920.7 N843
Women in World History. Reference 920.72 W842
American National Biography. Reference 920.073 Am35g
How to Improve Your Search Results
Combine words or phrases by AND
“Eleanor Roosevelt” and “white house”
Search for similar words by using OR
diar* or letter* or correspondence or narrative* or interview*
Using AND with OR
"Pat Nixon" and (diar* or letter* or narrative*)
Searching for an exact phrase
"hillary clinton" "Mrs. Eisenhower" "Mary Lincoln" "Mary Todd Lincoln"
Finding a word ending with different variations
histor* will find history or historical or histories
president* will find presidents, presidental
diar* will find diary, diaries, diarist
Refining a search results:
Search within results
Use a descriptor or subject heading