The Advanced Search allows you to do full-text searches of the books in the Library. To quickly find an author or title use the "Find Author/Title" box which is like an old fashioned card catalog of the Library's holdings.
To find a title try to use a unique or uncommon key word from the title in order to limit the number of matches. To find John Locke's Two Treatises of Civil Government, the following combinations of words come to mind:
- "two" - rejected because three letter words by themselves are rejected by the system.
- "treatises" - produces 10 titles, 4 people, and 2 groups. Locke's book is one of the 10 titles.
- "two treatises" - produces 15 titles, 33 people, and 11 groups. Locke's book is one of the 15 titles.
- "civil" - produces 9 titles, 29 people, and 6 groups. Locke's book is one of the 9 titles.
- "government" - produces 24 titles, 53 people, and 26 groups.Locke's book is one of the 24 titles.
- "civil government" - produces 28 titles, 74 people, and 31 groups. Locke's book is one of the 28 titles.
- "two treatises of civil government" - produces 726 titles, 697 people, and 77 groups.
So the most efficient way to search for this title is to search for the most unique word "civil" (9 titles) or "treatise" (10 titles matched).
Another way to locate titles is to go to The Library/Titles (by Subject) page. Titles can be searched alphabetically (under "T" for Locke's Two Treatises of Civil Government or under the Subject Area of Political Theory).