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How Do I Search Acorn, the Vanderbilt Library Catalog?
several ways you can seach Acorn,
but the most popular searches for locating books are Author, Title, or
Author or Title Search
If you're looking for a specific book or author, search Acorn using either AUTHOR Keyword or TITLE Keyword (if you're unsure of the exact author or title), or AUTHOR (last name first) or TITLE (begins with), if you remember these exactly.
Remember when typing a title to leave off any initial articles (such as: a, an, the, el, le, la, ... )
If you're looking for books on a particular topic, try a SUBJECT keyword in Acorn. Then as you find titles of interest, follow the subject links to locate more books. For example, clicking on Human cloning in the record below would find additional titles on the same topic.
Once you identify a book, it's important to print the Acorn record or
to write down the library where the book is located and the entire call
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Prepared for the Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to MIT Libraries for granting permission to modify and use their "Information Navigator" tutorial.