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WRI 146: Constructing the Past: Finding Books

Guide for using the library successfully in this 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.

You can limit your search to just ONLINE content on the left-hand side under Access to find e-journals and ebooks. You should be able to request a scan of an article or book chapter from almost any book that the PUL only owns in print form.


Search the Library Catalog

Search the Library Catalog

Finding books in Firestone

Finding library books by call number Video

Overview of Library of Congress Classification