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O Pioneers by Willa Cather: Multidisciplinary

Research Guide to the Cather novel for English 102

Catalog Searching

The online catalog of the Rutgers University Libraries gives students and faculty ready access to over 3 million print volumes in 25 Rutgers collections, plus multimedia and many full-text electronic journals. You may limit searches to DANA. Use the DELIVER/RECALL BOOK button to borrow books from other Rutgers libraries or use the ARTICLE DELIVERY  button to obtain articles that you cannot find at Dana or in electronic form.

Here are some sample searches:


Cather Willa and criticism-- SUBJECT keyword (This search will retrieve books by Library of Congress subject heading.)

Nebraska (limit to DANA) -- Words anywhere

McCormick reaper -- Words anywhere

American Historical Review -- PERIODICAL TITLE begins with 

Multidisciplinary Databases

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Also search your usual search engine for the following:

scholarly websites

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Of course we suggest our own specialized search engines (Rutgers Indexes and Databases) for the very best journal articles and other scholarly resources--over 300 indexes and databases for your academic needs!  Some of the most useful for this class are included in this guide.

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