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What is an Author?
Authors are the people or organization who created the item
If the item was a book, it would be the writer or the illustrator
If the item was for a musical work, it would be the musician, composer, lyricist or performers
If the item was for a movie or film, it would be the director, writer or the actor
Author Searching Tips
When would you want to search by author?
- to find all the books a particular author has written
- to find music written or performed by a musician
- to find a movie by a certain director
- to find a report written by an organization
In most catalogs, type the last name first, like this:
- Jackson, Michael
- Cole, Johnetta
- King, Stephen
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