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Russian 222: Get Started: Library Catalogs

Russian Literature and European Existentialism
Professor Vladimir Ivantsov
Spring 2018

Your Librarian

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Christine Ménard
Meet your librarian:
Contact:
Sawyer Library
Research Services, Room 347D
413-597-2515
cmenard@williams.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Library Catalog

Use the library catalog to search for materials in the Williams libraries.  Using the catalog, you may search for 

  • books and videos 
  • full-text articles from selected library databases  
  • citations to articles in the library databases or beyond (to request through interlibrary loan) 

Search Tips

  • Searches limited to Books, Articles and More will include articles + books 
  • Searches limited to All Items at Williams will exclude articles 
  • Use the Advanced Search mode to create more effective searches 

Worldcat

Use Williams Worldcat to search for books and films beyond the Williams libraries. 

  • Search by author, title, subject the same way you search the Williams Library Catalog 
  • If the book you find is not at Williams, request it by clicking on Request Item  
  • Use the Advanced Search to create more effective searches 

Subject Headings

You can harvest the true power of library catalogs, by using the Library of Congress Subject Headings.  These enable you to conduct targeted search on your subject.  Examples of subject headings: 

Russian Literature - History and Criticism

Russian Fiction - History and Criticism

Existentialism in Literature

Research Tip: Borrow It

Borrow It!

If we don't own a book, or if our copy is checked out, you can borrow a copy from another library. Just search for the book in Williams WorldCat, and then choose "Request Item" to borrow it.

If you need help, just ask!