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African Studies: African Authors: Gumberg Library

Find Books By and About African Authors

 

Getting to the QuickSearch Online Catalog

In order to do any of the searches demonstrated below, you must first get to the QuickSearch catalog. You may do so by clicking the link on the menu at the top of the screen.

Then click on the "Catalog" tab.

Now click on "Advanced Search" on the right below the search box.

 

Find Books By an African Author

To find all texts written by a particular author, on the Advanced Search screen, type the author's name in the first search box. Be sure to pull down the menu to the left of it and choose Author. Then click Search. If you leave the menu set to the default Keyword Search, you will not just find texts by an author, but all catalog records that simply contain the author's name.

 

Find Books About an African Author

Type the author's name in the first Advanced Search box. Pull down the menu on the left and choose Subject. Then click Search. This will find all books where the author is the subject of the work.


 

 

Find a Work By an African Author

Type the title of the work in the first Advanced Search box. Choose Title in the menu on the left. This will bring up all works containing the words you entered in their titles.

 

Find Criticism About a Work by an African Author

Type the title of the work in the first Advanced Search box. Choose Subject from the menu on the left. Then click Search. This will retrieve all items that discuss the particular work you are interested in.