If you can't find the right books in the library catalogue, how do you improve your chances?
Try these special Whittaker Library searches:-
Sometimes you're just using terms that are so specific, so narrow, that you're actually reducing your chances of finding books on that subject. Eg, unless a book has the words, 'historically informed' in its title or somewhere in the book description, then the search engine won't be able to retrieve them. So by changing the terms you're looking for, or making them just a bit more general, you improve your chances.
Don't forget the categories down the side of the page, enabling you to choose a format (book, drama book, music book, audio-visual, etc) or a range of subject headings that have been attached to the items retrieved. Clicking on one of these subject-headings works the same as Amazon's "If you like this, then you may also like ..." suggestions.
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