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To find books in our collection, search QCAT by author, title, subject headings, or keyword.

To find books by a particular author/person, search QCAT by author:
Eco, Umberto
Dante
To find books about a particular author/person, search QCAT by subject heading:
Eco, Umberto
Dante Alighierei, 1265-1321
To find books on a topic, use a keyword search if you do not know the correct subject heading for a topic. Think of the focus (or key) words that describe your topic:
"Italian literature" and medieval
"Italian drama" and Pirandello
Select useful titles and look at the full record for subject headings.
Italy - History
Italian drama - To 1700
Italian drama - 20th century
Italian literature - To 1400
Italian literature - 20th century - History and criticism
Italian literature - Bibliography
Pirandello, Luigi 1867 - 1936 - Criticism and interpretation
Dante aleghieri 1265 - 1321 - Criticism and interpretation
Authors, Italian

These are just some examples. It is always a good idea to look at all the subject headings ("Subject(s)") in QCAT in the full record of books that are relevant to your topic. Often books will be catalogued with a number of subject headings under which you can search for related resources.

Last Updated: 19 July 2012