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Catalog Tips and Useful Subject Headings

When you find an on-target resource, you may want to check the catalog to locate other helpful titles with the same subject or author, or within the same call number range.

Below are some sample searches. Note that as you type in the catalog search box, the catalog will generate suggestions for you to select.





For primary resources, please add any of the following words to your search: letters, diariesspeeches, newspaper articles, autobiographiesoral history, government and organizational records, statistical datamapsphotographsmotion picturessound recordings, advertisements, and artifacts.

Academic Book Examples



Rare Books & North Carolina Collections

Autobiography of Omar Ibn Said

In the Rare Book and North Carolina Collections there is a great value collection of resources from or about Africa and African figures. Please use the Library catalog and limit your search by location “Rare Book Collection” or “North Carolina Collection” to find these resources.

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Center for Research Libraries

Check the CRL African Studies collection for resources and use Inter-Library Loan to get them.

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