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ENG 836 Eslamieh: Books and eBooks

Intro to Research with a focus on researching the Suffragette movement

Key word search vs subject search

Key Word Searching

A basic keyword search is a good place to start when searching  a library catalog.  A keyword search
retrieves all entries that mention that keyword in all itsfields, for example, title, author, subject, abstract, and if it
is an article - it will search the whole article for that term.

More flexible – you can combine any combination of key words and this will broaden your search. However, some items may not be related to your subject.  

You will broaden your search and retrieve more results, but they may not be relevant to your topic.  

Subject Search

A subject search locates material that is about that subject. The items are cataloged by a librarian under the subject heading that is predetermined by a librarian cataloger.   So your search by subject for Suffragists will only bring up items that about the subject - suffragists. 

Less Flexible, because a subject search is more narrow.  However, if you are know the subject terms that the catalog or database is using to organize its material, you will find more relevant information with fewer searches.  


Library Catalog

Library Catalog

The Peninsula Library System Catalog includes books from libraries throughout San Mateo County.  To search only for books at Cañada,under location select Cañada.

To request books from other libraries, place a Hold.  You will be asked to enter your library card number and PIN.  The book will be sent to Cañada in 3-5 days.

To search for books on the suffrage movement, try searching the catalog by subject. Here is a list of subject terms you might want to consider: 

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902.

Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906.

Feminists -- United States -- Biography.

Suffragists -- United States -- Biography.

Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century.

Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 19th century.

Below are a sample of books on the topic of suffragists from the Peninsula Library catalog.

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Book Jacket


By: Anthony, Susan B.; University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Va : Generic NL Freebook Publisher. 1996. eBook.

Subjects: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections; Women--Suffrage--United States

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