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Travel Literature in the Special Collections Research Center

Searching Rare Books

To search printed books at Swem Library, go to the catalog. 

To specifically search for Rare Books at Swem, go to the Rare Books @Swem  page and click on the green box "SEARCH THIS COLLECTION"

Sample Basic Searches:

Title Enter title without beginning "A", "An", "The"
Author Enter last name, then first (e.g. Einstein, Albert)

Good for starting a search for books on a topic; then use
subject headings on relevant records to find more.

Subject Tricky! Need to know Library of Congress subject headings.

Not finding what you need in Swem? Please look at WorldCat which contains books from libraries all over the world.

French Authors

Democracy in America  by Alexis de Tocqueville

Call Number Rare Books   JK216 .T7 1839  

Publication Date 1839

Other Authors