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HU 1411: Introduction to American Studies - Topics in American Studies: Gender, Race, and class: Black Women in U.S. History: WPI Library Search

WPI Library Search

Search WPI LIBRARY SEARCH for books, articles, media and more!


WPI Library Search

WPI Library Search (the main search box on the library homepage) is a search tool that searches across most of the library's resources at once and can be used to find books, articles, and more:

Search Tips for WPI Library Search: Use these search terms to narrow or broaden your search:





medicine AND racism

Narrows the search to entries containing both terms.


transit OR transportation

Broadens the search to entries containing either term.


bat NOT baseball

Excludes entries containing the second term.

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“Black Power”

Retrieves results containing the exact phrase in quotes.



Wildcard: Retrieves woman, women, womyn, etc. 



Truncation: Retrieves educate, educator, education, educational, etc. 

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