Tutt Library Research Guides
We're almost done, just a few more weeks!
You'll need to request most books (Art books excepted!) normally housed in Tutt from an offsite storage building. Here's How to get books during the renovation.
Questions? We're happy to help.
If you want to find works by an author, perform an AUTHOR search in the Tiger catalog. This will bring up anything he has created (writings, artwork, film, etc).
If you want to find out about an aunthor, use a SUBJECT search.
For both of these searches, use this order-last name, first name:
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich
Try these Library of Congress Subject Headings to aid in your searches:
Motion Pictures, Russia
Socialist Realism in Literature
Subject Headings often employ subheadings to help narrow your search:
Motion pictures -- Russia -- History -- 20th century
Russian literature -- 20th century -- political aspects.
P1 - P1091 for Philology and Linguistics
PN1-PN6970 for Literary History and Literary Theory
PG1 - PG585 for General Slavic Philology
General Russian Literature History and Criticism:
PG2900 - PG3026 for General Russian Literature History and Criticism
PG3041 - PG3065 for Russian Poetry History and Criticism
PG3071 - PG3089 for Russian Drama History and Criticism
PG3091 - PG3099 for Russian Prose History and Criticism
PG3100 - PG3155 for Folk Literature
PG3199 - PG3205 for General Collections
PG3211 - PG3219 for Collections of Translations
PG3230 - PG3238 for Poetry Collections
PG3240 - PG3255 for Collections of Dramatic Works
PG3260 - PG3299 for Collections of Prose Works
Works by and about Individual Authors
PG3300 - PG3308 for Works by and about Individual Authors up to 1700
PG3220 - PG3447 for Works by and about Individual Authors 1800-1970
PG3450 - PG3470 for Works by and about Individual Authors 1870-1917
PG3475 - PG3476 for Works by and about Individual Authors 1917-1960
PG3477 - PG3490 for Works by and about Individual Authors 1961-2000
PG3491 - PG3493 for Works by and about Individual Authors 2001-
PG3312 for Works by and about Derzhavin
PG3314 for Works by and about Karamzin
PG3316 for Works by and about Lomonosov
PG3318 for Works by and about Sumarokov
PG3325 - PG3328 for Works by and about Dostoevsky
PG3332 - PG3335 for Works by and about Gogol'
PG3337 for Works by and about Lermontov
PG3340 - PG3359 for Works by and about Pushkin
PG3365 - PG3417 for Works by and about L.N. Tolstoy
PG3420 - PG34445 for Works by and about Turgenev
PG3452 for Works by and about Leonid Andreev
PG3455 - PG3458 for Works by and about Chekhov
PG3462 - PG3465 for Works by and about Gorky
PG3488 for Works by and about Sorokin
Works About Russian Films
Works about Russian Film Makers
PN1998.3-alphabetically, by last name of maker.
When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to
Think Broadly. Remember to think broadly when searching for books - that is, to realize that your specific topic will probably be treated in books that cover a broader subject.
Once you find a book relevant to your topic, use the subject headings in the record to help you find more sources.
Keyword searches generally cast a broader net, with more results:
Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.
Example: vegetarianism and environment
Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.
Example: global warming or climate change
Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search
Example: emissions trading not United States
"Phrase search" - Use quotation marks" " to search for a particular phrase.Example: "greenhouse gas emissions"
Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.Example: environment* (finds environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc.)
(Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.Example: (climate change or global warming) and population growth
Use the Search Generator from Northwest Missouri State University to help you create a keyword search.
|find a phrase||Place quotation marks around a group of words||"secondary education"|
Use an asterisk (*) at theend of a word to search for variations of a word at one time
|educat* searches for educate, educating, education, etc.|
|AND searches for items that contain both keywords||educat* AND teach* retrieves documents that have both words|
|OR searches for items that have at least one of the keywords||educat* OR teach* pulls items with either word|
stop a keyword
up in results
|NOT excludes items with a specific keyword||educat* NOT secondary means that any items with the word Europe will not show up in the search results|
look for words near one another
|use "near" in between keywords||educat* near secondary|
The book I want is not available in Tutt and I can't wait for Prospector or ILL.
It's 5AM and I need one more book for my paper.
Try Google Books -- the book you need may have full or partial viewing.
The popular book for my class is sold out at the Worner book store.
Check out Poor Richard's Book Store just down the street on Tejon.