If you are looking for books that are owned by Carnegie Mellon University, use our library catalog, CAMEO. It is the library catalog and is the best way to find books, microfilm, videos, and other materials owned by the library. It is not where you will find journal articles.
Here are some basic tips for searching library catalogs:
-- Whenever possible, use Advanced Search because it allows you to control how your topic is searched. The default CAMEO search is a keyword search; to build a more specific search, use the advanced search option. If you want tips for how to build searches, see the CAMEO Help with Search Operators page. These tips work in other library catalogs as well.
-- Select "Match All", "Match Any", or "Match No") Terms to combine the search terms and try various search fields.
Here are some examples:
-- View the full-record and note of the subject headings used in a catalog, usually listed as "Subjects".
This is an example of a record:
NOTE: Some times a record would have only one subject heading, but if you click on the subject heading, you will be able to browse other books that will lead to more subject headings.
Important: Once you find a book you think you would like, note the location and the call number. You will need both of these pieces of information to locate the book.
Still can't find what you need?
If you are looking for a book that we do not own, try the following:
You can also check other local library catlogs (see list).
Selecting the appropriate databases is difficult, since many are multi-disciplinary. The best approach is to think of relevant subject guides to your topic and check there for database suggestions. See the Relevant Guides box on the right.
The following databases are good starting places for relevant information on disability.
For articles/secondary materials:
Selecting the appropriate databases is difficult, since many are multi-disciplinary. The best approach is to think of relevant subject guides to your topic and check there for database suggestions. Here are relevant guides for this course:
English Guide - Check here for general databases, but also if you are looking for historical coverage.
Ethnic & Gender Studies - Check here for further information about ethnic or gender topics.
Psychology - Look there for more databases related to the psychological aspects of your topic.
Public Policy and Information Systems - Here you'll find relevant information such as good places to find information on environmental or public policies.