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Searching with Subject Headers

Discovery search uses Library of Congress subject headings to organize and describe books and articles. To search using a subject heading, follow these steps:

  • Make sure to use the Advanced Search option
  • Click on the first line where it says "Any Field" and change it to "Subject"
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Example Subject Headers

General Book History
  • Book industries and trade -- History
  • Books -- History
  • Books and reading -- History
  • Printing -- History
  • Periodicals -- History
  • Publishers and publishing -- History
American Book History (1700s - 1800s)
  • Book industries and trade -- United States -- History -- 18th century
  • Book industries and trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century
  • Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 18th century
  • Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 19th century
  • Books -- History -- 18th century
  • Books -- History -- 19th century
  • Printing -- United States -- History -- 18th century
  • Printing -- United States -- History -- 19th century
  • Publishers and publishing -- United States -- History -- 18th century
  • Publishers and publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century
American Book History (1900s - Present)
  • Book industries and trade -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Paperbacks -- Publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Printing -- History -- 20th century
  • Publishers and publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Publishers and publishing -- History -- 20th century

Selected Bibliography and Book Series

A History of the Book in America

Other Books


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