Books in the Lee Library
Look for books and exhibition catalogs located in the Lee Library in the Library Catalog. Remember the difference between subject and keyword searches. Subject searches must be the official Library of Congress subject headings. Keyword searches pull words from any field in the record (title, subject, notes, etc.)
TIP: Start with any keywords that describe your topic and use
connectors such as AND, OR, NOT. Don't be too specific-- subject headings
are usually broad. Look carefully at the subject headings found, then click
on them to expand your search. It's very important to learn the correct terminology
used in subject headings and how books are cataloged.
Basic problems in searching:
A. Found too much? Redo the search and narrow the topic by adding other terms.
B. Found too little or nothing? Read more about the topic and search more broad terms or related subjects.
LC Call Numbers for Humanities Subjects:
AZ Humanities Scholarship
GV 1580-1799 Dance
N Visual Arts (general)
NE Print Media
NK Decorative Arts
NX Fine Arts in general (including Performing Arts)
PN1865-1999 Cinematic Arts, Puppetry, Pantomimes, Television, Radio
PN2000-3299 Dramatic Representation
PQ Romance literatures
PR English literature
PS American literature
PT Germanic literatures
For additional books on your topic, search online catalogs of other libraries. You can search specific libraries (academic or public) or national consortia of libraries, such as RLIN (Eureka) or Worldcat. Also try searching Google Scholar which indexes scholarly books, articles, dissertations, etc.
Once you identify other books, you can order them
online, through Interlibrary
Loan Services. Fill out an online request for the materials, and be
sure to allow enough time for arrival (about a week). Books are checked-out
to you free of charge.