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Begin Research: How Do I Find More Books on the Same Topic?

How Do I Find More Books on the Same Topic?

Now that you have tried a basic keyword search, you might want to find more books that are related to your topic. This is when searching by subject comes in very handy.

Should I Search By Keyword or by Subject?

Keywords are everyday search terms used to describe a topic. Subject headings are the agreed-upon terms designated by the Library of Congress and assigned to each item in your libraries’ catalog.


Books on the same subject usually have the same subject headings in the library catalog and are located near each other on the library shelves. Take a trip to the library to see this in action.

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