|Sample Author/Creator Searches|
|A person||Use as much of the name as you know, last name first:
Besides writers, you can search for artists, composers, directors, etc.
If you want books by a particular person, use the Author search. If you want to see books that other people have written about an author, such as William Shakespeare, then you would put Shakespeare in as a Subject.
|A conference||Omit numerical or date-related information in this kind of search:
Find a book by author, using ALICE.
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Text directions for finding a book by author:
- Beginning on the library home page use the ALICE search box. Change the search from keyword to author.
- Enter the name of the author with the last name first. Example: Hardy, Thomas
- The search results may show a number of different authors with the same name. If there are dates listed for the author’s dates of birth and death, they may help you choose the right one. Otherwise, you may have to click on a few different authors to see if they have written the types of books you are looking for.
- To view all the books by an author, click on their name from the search results. The results will show all the books in ALICE where they are listed as an author.
- If you are searching in ALICE and find a book you like, you can also click on the author’s name right in the record to see more books that they have written.
- If you need help locating books by author or any other information, you can always use the OU Libraries’ Ask a Librarian services.
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