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Basic  &  Power Search  modes search indexes by

Use author index to find books written by a particular person,
Ex:   Douglass finds authors
Basic Search screen
  •    Douglass, Frederick
  •    Green, Douglass M.
  •    Leyburn, Ellen Douglass
  Use drop down menu to select which index to search.

Use title index to find books by title.
Ex:     Bell   finds titles:
  • The Bell Jar
  • The Fall of the Bell System
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
Use subject index to find books about someone or something, 
Ex:     Washington   finds books under subjects
  • Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Washington (D.C.)
Use periodical title index to find journals or newspapers in the LRC collection
Ex:    news finds periodicals:
  • Art News
  • Mother Earth News
  • Science News
Use series index to find books published within a particular series,
Ex:       biographies finds books under series:
  • Blackwell critical biographies
  • Opera biographies
  • Scientific biographies


words or phrase   searches all indexes plus the complete bibliographic record.


Use words or phrase to simultaneously search all indexes (author, title, subject, series, periodical title) and the entire bibliographic record which includes, publisher information, contents, and notes.
Ex:         Washington retrieves materials with the term in all fields:

  • Bureau of National Affairs (Washington, D.C.)
  • Greene, George Washington, 1811-1883
  • Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
  • Between Washington and Jerusalem
  • Treaty of Washington
  • Washington, D.C.: a novel
  • Irving, Washington, 1783-1859--Criticism and interpretation.
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799--Biography
  • Smithsonian Institution Building--Washington, (D.C.)
  • Complete works of Washington Irving
  • Washington Center of Foreign Policy Research. Studies.
  • Washington Papers
publisher info.
  • African colonization by A. Washington
  • A Raft against Washington/by Eric Mottram
  • Washington Square.--Portrait of a Lady.--The Bostonians.

  • Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press
  • Seattle: University of Washington Press
  • Washington, D.C.: CQ Press
periodical title
  • Academe (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington Monthly
  • Washington Post (Weekly ed.)
  • Exhibition dates, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 October 1998-28 January 1996.
  • Published in association with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • of an expedition led by Lieutenant Albert on the upper Arkansas. Washington, 1846.

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