Quotations

Using the Catalogs

Quotation Books for Specific Individuals
Quotation Books Arranged by Language and Nationality
Quotation Books by Subject

General instructions for locating materials are given in Research Guide, How Do I Find a Book?. The following information is specific to the topic at hand.

Many of the books dealing with quotations are housed in the stacks and access to them is only through the catalogs of the Research Libraries. Materials received by the Library prior to 1972 are catalogued in the Dictionary Catalog; those received in 1972 and thereafter are catalogued in CATNYP, the online catalog. Both catalogs offer a wide selection of quotation dictionaries, but each has its own system of subject headings for this area. Please note that the vast majority of entries from the Dictionary Catalog are now accessible in CATNYP.

In the Dictionary Catalog, general anthologies of quotations are found under the subject heading Quotations, which begins on page 399 of volume 604; those collections with a specific mode of organization are located under the subject heading Quotations-Dictionaries, beginning on page 416 of volume 604.

CATNYP places general collections of quotations under the subject heading Quotations; to find these choose either the subject or keyword access on the menu, and then type in the word quotations. This command will provide a list of all quotation books, both general and subject-oriented, acquired by the Library.

Quotation Books for Specific Individuals

In CATNYP, select the keyword approach from the menu and type in the name of the individual followed by the word quotations; please employ the conjunction and between words or phrases. For example,

Albert Schweitzer and quotations

In the Dictionary Catalog, the anthologies of quotations of an individual are normally found under that person's name:
Kennedy, John F.

In some cases, however, the subheading Selections is employed. For example, a collection of Shakespeare quotations is listed under the heading

Shakespeare, William. Selections.

Quotation Books Arranged by Language and Nationality

In CATNYP, select the keyword approach and type the word Quotations followed by the name of the language or nationality desired. Once again it is necessary to use the conjunction and between words or phrases. For example,

Quotations and American
Quotations and English
Quotations and Russian.

The Dictionary Catalog arranges these works by the subject heading Quotations followed by the language or nationality desired. For example,

Quotations, American
Quotations, Latin
Quotations, Peruvian.

Quotation Books by Subject

In CATNYP, use the keyword approach and type the name of the subject desired followed by the word quotations. It is necessary to use the conjunction and between words or phrases. For example,

Chess and Quotations
Communism and Quotations
Law and Quotations
Presidents and United States and Quotations
Religion and Quotations
Sports and Quotations
Wall Street and Quotations
Railroads and Quotations

The Dictionary Catalog lists quotation books for particular subjects under the appropriate subject heading followed by the subheading Quotations, for example:

Education - Quotations
Fishing - Quotations

Some subject areas require special attention. In the Dictionary Catalog, quotation collections dealing with women are listed under Woman--Quotations. To find this material in CATNYP, use the keyword approach and type Women and Quotations. Quotation books dealing with Blacks are located in CATNYP under the keywords: Quotations and Black

Quotations and African Americans.

Anthologies of the dying words of notable persons are listed in the Dictionary Catalog under the subject heading Last Words. CATNYP employs the same term in both keyword and subject searches.

(N.B. Works on last words must be used with caution as they often disagree amongst themselves!)