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English 370: Literary New Orleans: Finding Books

Finding Books in Boatwright Library

To search for books in Boatwright, use the Library Catalog.  Start with a keyword search and when you have found one or two relevant books, examine their subjects headings to help guide further searching, or use terms from the table of subject headings to the left.

If you are looking for information on a person, you should first use that person's name in a keyword search. You can find primary sources by adding a descriptive term such as "letters" or "correspondence" to your search.

However, many books will have information on persons that is not evident from the information in the catalog.  To find these books, you should browse in the areas of the stacks identified by using the subject headings on the left and scan the tables of contents and indexes of books in the appropriate call number area.

Other Sources of Books