Finding Information

The website’s hundreds of scholarly articles are arranged alphabetically in four main publication categories in the main menu under Criticism and Teaching > Articles > ALA, NYSHA, SUNY, and Other.

In addition, indexes are provided in the Resources section for these categories: author, subject, title, and other writers associated with Cooper’s works.

There are two main strategies for finding information quickly:

  • using the indexes
  • searching

Using the Indexes

Each article is cross-indexed in the Resources section of the main menu.

For an index of: Select this item:
Authors Index by Author
Other writers and artists Index of Other Writers and Artists
Subjects Index by Subject
Titles Index by Title

In addition, most categories have introductory text summarizing the articles.

For an overview of: Select this item:
About Cooper’s writings n/a
Articles from New York History Articles from New York History
Cooper panels at the ALA Conference Cooper Panels at the ALA Conference
Informal talks for non-academics by Hugh C. MacDougall Informal Talks to Non-Academic Audiences
SUNY Oneonta Cooper seminars SUNY Oneonta Cooper Seminars

The Resources section also includes the following additional references.

For: Select this item:
Checklist of Cooper’s works Checklist of Cooper’s Works
List of PDFs at the site List of PDFs
Books about Cooper Books about Cooper
Links to other Cooper sites More Cooper Links


The search engine’s normal state is to search through every page on the site for the keywords or phrases you’ve entered in the Search bar.

Search results are always presented in ranked order, meaning that a page with multiple mentions of Cooper would be considered higher in the list hierarchy (a “closer match”) than a page with only one mention. The placement of the word affects the ranking as well; a mention of Cooper in a Heading 1 title would appear before a mention formatted Heading 2.