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There are two ways of searching the bibliography. A title search finds particular books, essays, reviews, records, and articles about Norberto Bobbio. The 'major debates' search option yields texts which were published in the context of several debates in which Bobbio actively participated.
The search can be narrowed by entering one or more keywords, but at least one keyword must always be specified.
To scroll through the entire bibliography, the starting date (1935) should be entered under Year Published in the field on the left, and the final date of interest in the field on the right.
To see a complete list of authors who have written on or about Bobbio's works, click on the Author Index button.
Leave the default command by date selected if you wish to see a chronological list of titles. Otherwise, if you prefer an alphabetized list, click on the by title option before starting the search.
Searches are conducted on the entire bibliography by default. If, instead, you wish to restrict the search to material contained in the library collection, select the Search available texts only option. Once all of the relevant search options have been selected, click on the Search button.
A new screen will open, showing the search results. These will either be the requested title and a brief summary (title, year of publication and genre) or the chronological or alphabetical list of titles satisfying the search criteria. To view the detailed description of a title, click on the button to its left.
The detailed description page of a title lists all the information required for bibliographic entries and citations, including the title and subtitle, author, publisher, year published, place published, number of pages, language and genre.
Texts related to a specific work by Bobbio will be labeled as to text type (review, response, preface, etc.) and will indicate the work by Bobbio to which they refer.
Three links at the bottom of the title description page offer access to further information about the text. The first, Concepts, opens a page of information on the conceptual structure of a text (subject), such as the main issues dealt with and/or the main fields of inquiry of the work. The second, Other Versions, brings up a list of events in the editorial history of a text , including its appearance in or as part of other editions and/or in translation. The Availability link opens a page that indicates whether the volume is contained in the library collection and that allows you to read available texts on-line or request that they be sent via e-mail.
The Debate button appears if a text was produced in the context of one of the major debates led by Norberto Bobbio, and clicking on it opens a detailed list of exchanges between Bobbio and his interlocutors about the topic.
By clicking on the Major debates button on the first page of the search form, you can scroll through and select from a complete list of the various topics of debate.
To begin a new search, click on the New Search button. When using the Back command to return to the first search page, make sure the options selected for the previous search have been cancelled by selecting the Reset command.
You may wish to use the print command within your browser to print out pages of interest.
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