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SAS/SOC 232: South Asian Diasporas

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Why should I search the library catalog?

The library catalog is another way to search for books, ebooks, and videos. Although SuperSearch includes the library catalog, searching the catalog separately can give you a smaller, more focused set of results. While SuperSearch will search inside many books, for example, the library catalog will just search information about each book. 

Try a keyword search. Once you find a book that's relevant to your topic, click on the title and look for Subjects in the record of that book to help you find "more like this."

Sample keyword search for

  • South Asian diaspora

leads to linked subject terms and more books related to this topic, e.g.,


Clicking the first word or phrase above will show you everything listed under the broader topic (e.g., South Asian diaspora). Clicking a subsequent word or phrase will take you to the narrower topic (e.g., clicking South Asian diaspora in literature).

Not finding enough, or found an item that's checked out? Search WorldCat and request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

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