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English Composition 131B: Specialized Writing: Business and Social Policy

Library Catalogs

At UCLA there are several different library catalogs to search for materials:

Tips for Book Searching

When searching for books, here are a few strategies to start with:

  1. If you are not sure of where to start, do a KEYWORD search for relevant terms or phrases; Put the phrases in "quotation marks".
  2. If you already have a relevant book or article in hand, use its bibliography/references to find other sources.
  3. Do a subject heading search in a catalog (see box to the far left).
  4. Use ? to truncate a word, e.g., american? will retrieve american and americans.