Cameo (Carnegie Mellon University Libraries catalog)
Find all materials held at the CMU Libraries including citations and/or full-text links to e-books, journal articles, or streaming audio and video media.
Use Cameo in conjunction with...
WorldCat a database of library holdings all over the U.S. and internationally including Carnegie Mellon. Subject descriptions are typically more detailed and may not appear in Cameo.
and/or check in other local library catalogs
Quick tips (see the detailed table opposite for more tips)
1. Try to find a critical or historical monograph (a whole book on on a play or a practitioner) using the Cameo "Books and More" option or on Worldcat. Here are some quick sample searches:
2. "Death of a Salesman"
Try this type of broad-ranged search on a production name to see if there are whole books (aka mongraphs) written about a play or musical. Monographs dedicated to one work will give you historical context and sometimes discuss particular productions.
3. "Death of a Salesman" criticism
To find critical texts if a general search on the the production title comes up with too many hits.
4. Elia Kazan (or other practitioners); Kazan Salesman
To find criticism, critical mongraphs, biographies, etc.
5. "Death of a Salesman" drama
The word 'drama' included with a play title or practitioner will find playscripts in Cameo. Playscripts sometimes contain include critical text and other information on a play.
Google Books and Google Scholar
Use these in conjunction with Cameo and WorldCat to elicit more results for the full text of books and articles. Google Books may not always contain the full content of books in its collection, but sometimes there is substantial textual excerpts to key you into other publications you may not have found using Cameo and WorldCat
A -- GENERAL WORKS
B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
D -- WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
E -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
F -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
H -- SOCIAL SCIENCES
J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE
K -- LAW
L -- EDUCATION
M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
N -- FINE ARTS
P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Q -- SCIENCE
R -- MEDICINE
S -- AGRICULTURE
T -- TECHNOLOGY
U -- MILITARY SCIENCE
V -- NAVAL SCIENCE
Z -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)
Here are more ways to think about how to search people, concepts, criticism and context when searching the library catalog and Worldcat using Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (1949) as an example.
The wisdom for searching library catalogs is to stay simple and try frequent various searches. Look for hotlinks and tables of contents in item records that you find in Cameo and WorldCat that may lead you to other pertinent topics, people and materials.