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Use the table below to develop library catalog searches for primary sources. Replace the words appearing in brackets with specific descriptors (e.g., use american in place of [nationality]).

Searching for . . . Enter this phrase    +    modifier(s)
[see examples]
general topics speeches addresses etc and [nationality]
[speaker's name]
[topic]
presidential addresses (collected) presidents united states messages    
sermons sermons and [nationality]
[speaker's name]

Sample Searches

  • speeches addresses etc AND american
  • sermons AND tillich

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