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American Literature: A Research & Reference Guide: Books

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 3:25 PM

Finding Books

Finding Books

  • Search UB Libraries' Catalog to locate books on your topic. There are four basic ways to search the Catalog:
    • Keywords (use the Boolean operator "AND" to connect key terms) Sample search: immigration AND assimilation
    • Title (omit initial articles such as ‘the' and ‘a') 
      Sample search: turn of the screw
    • Subject begins with… (use Library of Congress subject headings) Sample search: american literature 20th century history and criticism
    • Author (last name first) sample search: barthes, roland
  • For more help searching the Catalog, see Help section of the Catalog or Contact a Librarian for assistance.


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Laura Taddeo
421 Lockwood Library, North Campus
(716) 645-7970
Subjects: English