Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 44

When you are searching PILOT, remember that the subject words assigned to books have to describe the entire book. I rather doubt that there has ever been a whole book devoted to Baked Alaska. However, we do have a large collection of cookbooks and books devoted to cooking techniques. When searching the PILOT catalog, the trick is to use the subject heading "Cookery". We are limited to using subject terms established by the Library of Congress and that office still uses the archaic term. Try that in the catalog. You'll probably find that most of the books are found in the "T"'s on the 3rd floor. Select a few that look promising and then go to that section. Most of the books will have an index at the back so that you can look up the particular topics that are covered within the book. I would also suggest that you drop by the library and talk with one of the librarians at the Reference Desk. I'm not sure what type of class assignment you are working on, but I believe that it's probably going to be hard to gather enough material on Baked Alaska for a full research paper. By talking with a librarian, we can help you figure out the parameters of your assignment and make some suggestions for how to proceed. Depending on how you are approaching the topic, there are other resources that we can recommend, such as various periodical databases. It's just a bit difficult from the information in your question to understand exactly what you need.

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