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Modern Languages: 82-198 - Research Training (Digital Vienna 1900): Looking for Books?

This guide is a course guide and intended as a starting point. Please contact the librarian for additional help.

Understanding Searching & Results


Using "Advance Search" has its advantages, when you are searching for books:


The brief view of the record (before you click on the title) provides you with three key pieces of information:

  1. It's format (print, electronic, etc.)
  2. It's availability (available, checked-out, in storage, etc.)
  3. It's location (in the library or a weblink).

The long view (once you click on the title) allows you to see a map of the actual location of the book:


When you locate a record, click on the title to see the full record.  This view may provide content information (see example below - click on image to enlarge):


Once you locate a book, viewing the full record can lead you to similar items by examining the "Subject" and "Similar Items" fields as in the sample record illustrated here:


Here are additional subject headings that you may find useful.  Combine two or more of the following:


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Not in our libraries?

If you can't find it in our libraries, there are other ways!  See the Not in Our Libraries tab.

Have a question?

If you have a question, don't hesitate to contact me.