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Subject Headings Defined
Subject headings are controlled keywords selected from
the Library of Congress Subject Headings master
list. Subject headings take the guesswork out of
searching by using a single term to describe a
subject. It is similar to tagging photos of your friends in
How to find a specific book
Use the Title Search
Try word or
terrorism AND crisis intervention
health AND crisis intervention
Separate words with
AND, OR, and NOT.
Select "match all" to require all fields.
Select "match any" to find at least one field.
Use "+" before a term to make it required.
(Otherwise results matching only some of your
terms may be included).
Use "-" before a word or phrase to exclude.
Use quotation marks to search as a phrase.
Truncation and wildcards are not supported - word-
stemming is done automatically.
Use the accordion boxes
at the left side of the
Library Catalog screen in
order to find specific types
Options include searching
by a date range, the type
of material, genre, and
A Book in Spanish for your
Foreign Language class
Found using “Language” limiter
A DVD & Study Guide for your
Film Studies class
Found using “Format Type” limiter
To learn about searching with
AND, OR, and NOT, visit the
“Finding Articles” page.
a librarian at the