How can I find books with one-word titles in your online catalog?
This can be tricky but here are a couple of methods to try:
1. In HOLLIS simply use the main search box, and enter the relevant word plus an author or subtitle name. When you search HOLLIS for History Lowell, the result is Robert Lowell's 1973 book of poetry entitled History.
2. A more precise method: use Google, Amazon, or other resources to get more information about the title, such as full author name, subtitle, or ISBN.
For instance, if you were looking for Elsa Morante's History translated from the Italian, you might find it by searching by author or by searching morante history in Google and learning that its subtitle is "a novel." Searching on History: a novel in HOLLIS finds the correct result.
When using ISBNs, remember that the number identifies only one version of the title. If the ISBN identifies a paperback second edition and Harvard has a hardback third edition, the ISBN won't help. However, if you are looking very specifically for the paperback second edition and you have the ISBN for it, you'll know immediately if we have that particular item.
3. Ask a librarian for help finding the material.
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