Searching the Library Catalog Assignment

1. Choose a person from the list below:

Stokely Carmichael and Black Power
Charlie Chaplan
Jefferson Davis, last-ditch efforts to save the union
Eugene Debs
Bob Dylan
Samuel Gompers
Alfred Hitchcock
John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club
Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project
Eleanor Roosevelt and her Civil Rights lobbying activities
Benjamin Rush, revolutionary doctor, educational reformer
Upton Sinclair and socialism
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Woman's Bible
Earl Warren, Supreme Court Justice
Booker T. Washington and Northern Industrialist funding of the Tuskegee Institute
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard and the Women's Christian Temperance Union

2. Using the SHC Online Library Catalog (SIRSI) find:

Books, articles, speeches, interviews, letters, etc. BY the person

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a. How did you search for your book in SIRSI? State which type of search you used, i.e., keyword, author, title, subject heading. List the words you used in your search and any Boolean operators or truncation that you used.



b. What is the call number of the book?


c. Provide a citation for the book based upon MLA citation style.

d. List up to four subject headings assigned to the book.



3. Using the SHC Online Library Catalog (SIRSI) find:

Books ABOUT the person

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a. How did you search for your book in SIRSI? State which type of search you used, i.e., keyword, author, title, subject heading. List the words you used in your search and any Boolean operators or truncation that you used.



b. What is the call number of the book?


c. Provide a citation for the book based upon MLA citation style.

d. List up to four subject headings assigned to the book.