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Humor: Books in Murphy Library

Need something to cheer you up or serve as a study break? This guide will give you a laugh! It's also good for any research you're doing that involves humor.

Using Subject Headings

Do a "Subject Search" using Library of Congress Subject Headings to find books about humor.

Some examples:



contains: Humor and Politics

Wit and Humor



Using Keyword Searching

Since keyword searches look in most of the fields, including title, author, subject, contents, etc., try some general keyword searches for:

  • jokes
  • humor
  • anecdotes
  • riddles
  • puns
  • etc.

Humorous Books in Murphy Library