In basic search mode, you can search using one text box. The default search field for DuCat is keyword searching. However, you can also search by Title, Author, and Subject.
Keyword searching is less specific, but may provide more results. Be creative, come up with your own, and use keywords from the works you find to improve your future searches.
To search with multiple keywords, you can use AND to separate the keywords or you can use the GUIDED search feature which provides you with more search boxes. The more keywords you include, the narrower your search results will be.
Subject searching will also be useful for finding items on a particular subject. Select subject from the drop down menu. Below are a few subject terms that will be helpful in finding works dealing with 18th century French literature and culture.
French literature--18th century.
Women in public life--France--History--18th century
France--Intellectual Life--18th century.
Literature and society--France--History--18th century.Women in popular culture--France--History--18th century.
Below is a list of book titles (print and electronic) that offer in-depth information on 18th century France topics. Use the library's online catalog, DuCat, to locate these materials in the library.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Histories and Criticism
Intellectual Life in France
Social Conditions in France
Women in 18th century France
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