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ENG 111 (Maggio-Loudoun)

Research tips for your research paper! Direct comments and questions to Eliza Selander,

Search the Library Catalog

Sample Library Catalog Searches

Sample Searches:

Ancient Egypt* AND art

Use AND between two or more terms to find materials with all the terms. Searching for Ancient Egypt AND art will only include books that have both Ancient Egypt and Art in their contents.

drawing OR sketching

Use OR between similar terms. Searching for drawing OR sketching will find books that refer to either term.

"bronze age"

Use quotation marks ( " " ) around specific phrases such as "bronze age" to find the words in that specific order.


Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word. Using symbol* as a search term will include results that refer to symbol, symbols, symbolic, symbology, and symbolism.