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Searching for Sources

Sometimes, the language you use to do a search isn't the same as the language other people used writing that information. For instance...

You might want to write a paper about how movies help shape the global image of America, but find very few resources on 'movies'. So you try 'film', but still don't find what you're looking for. Did you consider motion pictures? Probably not -- but that will lead to more resources, and resources you may have otherwise missed! You can use that to expand outwards. What if, instead of 'Hollywood', you searched motion picture industry?

One of the hardest things about doing research is finding the right words. Sometimes it takes me a dozen searches before I really figure out how to phrase my search properly. That doesn't mean I'm bad at research; that is research!


WorldCat is a catalog that expands your search even further, searching libraries all around the world. And yes, you can request items from here too. 

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

*Items you find in WorldCat will most likely need to be requested via Interlibrary Loan.


Perry County District Library

The Perry County District Library has a branch in Corning. You can find their homepage by clicking here.

If you find a book in Google or WorldCat that you really like, see if Perry County's library system has it. If they don't, you can always ask if they can order it!