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Gallaudet University: Institutional History   Tags: deaf, faq, research guide  

This guide is for those beginning to research Gallaudet's rich history of almost 150 years.
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Searching in ALADIN Catalog

To search by keyword in the Library's Catalog, see the following examples:

To search for specific names of former students:

  • Using a person's first and last names:  Agatha Tiegel

Deaf periodicals, journals, or newsletters are located in the Deaf Periodical area on the first floor; journals are arranged alphabetically by title, no call numbers are needed. 

Some video or film resources may be available in the Gallaudet University Video LibraryTo access: a link is provided in the Library's Catalog record or go directly to the Gallaudet Video Library. 

The Library Catalog may also identify additional resources in the Deaf Biographical File, Gallaudetiana File, or other materials in the Archives.

Note: The Deaf Collection usually acquires two copies of every book and video. Copies are kept in separate collections and locations.  Circulating materials are in the Deaf Stacks, Deaf DVD and Deaf VHS located on the first floor.  For non-circulating copies known as the Deaf Copy 1, please ask for assistance at the Library Service Desk. 

The following are additional topic/keywords to consider:

  • Gallaudet Freshmen
  • Class of 1957 (or other class year)
  • Football, basketball, volleyball, etc
  • Sports--Women

To narrow the search results in Library Catalog:

  • Limit the location to Gallaudet
  • add keyword: Deaf

Note: the results may include national or state deaf clubs or residential schools. You will have to screen each item.

Films and videos

To search for films and videos look in:

Note:  currently, a large selection of 16mm fillms and U-matic formats are being preserved and added to the Video Catalog.  Items in the Video Catalog are also identified in Library Catalog.  Materials in the Video Library are online. 


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