This week's Find It Friday tip covers how to search by author using the Advanced Search page of the library's online catalog:

Searching by Author: Have a favorite author, but don’t know what else he/she writes? Use this search function when you want to see all items that the library owns by a certain author. The best way to do this is by selecting the author option from the drop down menu of the Advanced Search page and entering the author's last name, followed by the first name. For example: Grisham, John.

Even if you don’t know the first name of the author you can search by last name only and the catalog will still search for materials written about or by that individual. However, be aware that when you use this search option it is possible to receive results from many different authors who have the same last name.

Stay tuned next week when we learn to search by subject!