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Resources on Einstein, Gandhi, and Mughal India: Find Books

Examples of Books at Woodward Library

Find Books and Videos Using Austin Advanced Search

Using Austin, the APSU Library Catalog

The library catalog can be used to find books, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, etc. The catalog can be searched by keyword, title, author, or subject.

Screenshot of the library catalog advanced search page.


Unless a specific search type is selected, the catalog will default to a keyword search, also known as an "any field" search. This searches the entire catalog record for your search term. Examples of keywords include: 

  • protest movements
  • "south africa" AND gandhi
  • atomic AND Einstein
  • "Mughal Empire" 

If you want to see if the library has access to a specific research, conduct a title search. 

If you want to find works by a specific author or editor, use the author search. Author searches should be formatted as Last Name, First Name:

  • Unzer, Emiliano
  • Fisher, Michael
  • Bose, Sugata

Most catalog records include Library of Congress assigned subject headings. These terms are predetermined by the Library of Congres and are more specific than keywords. Additionally, a subject search only searches on field in the catalog record - the subject field. These terms are difficult to predict. The best way to search with subject headings is to conduct a keyword search and take note of the subject headings in the most relevant search results. Then use the subject headings for a subject search. 

Examples of subject headings:

  • Gandhi, Mahatma 1869-1948.

  • Nonviolence.

  •  Statesmen--India--Biography.

  • Mogul Empire -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.

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