Q. How do I locate books and articles written by a particular author?


You can easily conduct an Author search in the Library by using Roadrunner Search. Click on the Advanced Search link just below the Submit button. On the Advanced Search screen type the author's name in any order and select the field AU Author. To make your search more effective add a keyword in the second search box related to the author's discipline or topic. See the example in the screen shot below: 

Screenshot of example search for author in Roadrunner Search.

Also, in Roadrunner Search, you may click on the title of a resource to see the Detailed Record screen. From this page, you will see the author(s)'s name hyperlinked. Click on the the author's hyperlinked name to run a search by author. 


Roadrunner detailed record screen with author name highlighted.



Additionally, you may do an author search in the Web of Knowledge database in order to retrieve a comprehensive list of the author's publications. Type the author's last name followed by the author's first initial into the second search box on the Web of Knowledge search screen, as shown below. Alternatively, you may look up your author by clicking the "Select from Index" link next to the Author field on the search screen.

Web of Knowledge example search for author.

For additional instructions on locating authors in Web of Knowledge, view the quick tutorial video here.

  • Last Updated Jan 21, 2019
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