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WRI 146 The Fragmented Past: Finding Books

Guide for Emma Ljung's writing seminar

Library Catalog

The Catalog is the place to find books in the Princeton University Library. You can also use the catalog to find other materials, including videos, sound recordings, Internet sites, and journals (the journal subscription -- not individual articles).

Keyword searching is best used when you don't know the exact title, author's name, or subject heading. Use keywords especially when you want to discover what items the Library has for your topic, as this allows you to express the topic in your own words. For more tips on using the Catalog see the Help Page.

When you find an item you'd like to obtain, be sure to pay attention to the location, call number, and status as indicated in the catalog record. The call number shows where in the collection the item should be, and the status tells you whether the book is available or not. For more information on the Firestone layout and the call numbers used at Princeton, or for help with locating a book in Firestone, see the Library Call Numbers & Locations page.


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Obtaining Books/Articles Not Available at Princeton

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