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Last Updated: Jul 07, 2016     Views: 496

Use this search if you know the name of a person who created your title: author, illustrator, editor, artist, producer, director, actor, composer, musician, performer, etc.

Personal Names

  • Enter last name first, then first name. Commas are not necessary.
    • dickens charles
    • dickens
  • Names with apostrophes may be entered either with or without an apostrophe.
    • o’connor carroll
    • oconnor
  • Hyphenated names may be typed with a hyphen or a space
    • baden-powell robert
    • baden powell

Corporate Names

  • You may search for works created by an organization, governmental body, music group, etc.:
    • united states congress
    • american medical association
    • ama
    • u2


  • If there is only one match for that last and first name, all works by this author in the library catalog will be displayed.
  • If there is more than one match, you will see a browse list of names.
  • If you misspell a name or there is not a match, a browse list will be displayed with "Your search for XYZ would be here."

Search by Author and Title

Limit by Material Type

  • You must first search for an author, then click "Limit Search"
  • You will be able to limit your search by material type, language, publication date, and publisher.