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FYS: Spellbound: The Quest for Magic in Speculative Fiction and the Arts (Laurent): Locating info

This guide has been developed for use by students in the First Year Seminar: Spellbound: the Quest for Magic in Speculative Fiction and the Arts.

Finding Fairies and Magic!

Other databases of potential use:

Use the WorldCat Discovery Box to begin your search.  You will find this box in the center of the Butler Libraries' homepage ( This box allows you to search for holdings in the Butler Libraries and beyond and also searches the citations from select online subscription databases.

Once you have the results from your initial search, you can use the limiters on the left-hand side of the screen to narrow your results by database (including peer-reviewed articles!), online availability, format, or other useful criteria.

The Advanced Search mode will allow you to search for terms in specific fields (e.g., author, title, subject, etc.), select specific databases to search, and also limit by library (or library group), publication date range, and format.

Find books, articles, media, and more at Butler and beyond

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Selected books of potential interest:

Find DVDs owned by the Butler Libraries by searching via the WorldCat Discovery Search Box on the Library homepage. (Be sure to select:  DVD under the Format limiter on the left-hand side of the initial search results page!)  Note: DVD cases are shelved by LC class number and can be found on Irwin's lower level (turn right at the foot of the stairs and go around the corner).  You will need to take the case to the Information Commons Desk to have the DVD pulled and to check out the item(s).

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