Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 25

You can find books by using the PILOT online catalog. It lists all of the books available at IUP. To find PILOT, go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library) and click on "Online Catalog". Once connected to PILOT, enter the term "Capital Punishment" in the "Search For" box and select the "Subject Heading Search" option. Then click the "Search" button. You will get a list of subject headings with a column that tells you how many items in the database have that subject. "Capital Punishment" has quite a number of hits. If you scan down the list, you'll also see "Capital Punishment" with various subheadings. You might want to look at ones like "Capital Punishment -- England" and "Capital Punishment -- Great Britain". Click on the heading to get the list of books with that subject. In looking at the individual books, I noticed that a number of them are already checked out. I'm guessing that this might be a class assignment and you are competing with your classmates for the books. There are a couple of additional techniques that you can use to find available materials. As you scan the list of books, you'll probably notice that many of them will have the same general call number. You can go to that section of the shelves and browse the books to find material. Also take a look at the list of books that have just the general heading "Capital Punishment". Some of these books may have historical material about Britain, along with other countries. The subdivision for England or Great Britain can't be applied unless the whole book talks about the country. Find some of the general books and look at the indexes in the back of the book to see if they talk about Britain. There many be quite a bit of good information in some of the general books.

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