Shared Library Catalogue - Searching with Subject Headings Page 1 of 111. In a bibliographic record, the terms and phrases listed after the label "Subject" are called subject headings. These words describe the topics covered by the book, score, sound recording, video, database etc. These subject headings use specific terminology assigned by the Library of Congress to uniquely identify a given topic. Only these assigned terms are effective in a Subject search.
NOTE: For assistance in determining the appropriate terms for your topic, please ask at the service desk.2. A subject-heading search is often a good way to find books about any: topic, concept, condition, object, event, field of study, or person.
3. In the example below there are four subject headings. Please note that they are all linked.
4. To see if the Library has a book, video, music score, sound recording or database with a specific subject heading, go to the Western Libraries homepage and click on the CATALOGUE button on the top toolbar.
5. Under Classic Search, highlight Subject Heading in the Search box.
6. Type in the subject heading or the first part of it. Then click the "Go" button.
To go to the next page, click on any of the subject headings
in the first example on this page.