Electronic Resource & Database Access

There will be no off-campus access to Library electronic resources and databases this Friday, November 28 from 6-10pm. Library buildings are also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday during that time.

Library Catalog: Find Books by Subject

If you do not have an exact title or author in mind, you can do a "Subject" search to find materials on a particular subject.

Note: Finding books using the "Subject" options are greatly enhanced by an understanding of Library of Congress Subject Headings .

From the Library Catalog Page, select "Search", and then the "Advanced Browse Search"

Advanced Browse Search Location on Catalog Page


Use the "Select index to browse" feature and select "Subject begins with".

Select index to browse


Assume you want to find books with the exact subject heading "motion pictures--africa." This will be typed into the box next to "Type word or phrase".

Advanced Browse Search Example


Different headings will appear. Select your desired subject.

Subject Headings Example


Next, choose your desired title from the list. You can click on the number next to that title or title of the item to see its full record. Select the call number to check for circulation status and location. You can also see whether the library's copy has been checked out by looking at the numbers on the right. "1/1" means the library owns 1 copy and it is checked out. "1/0" means the library owns 1 copy and it is not checked out.

Library Location and Availability

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