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ARH 492: Material Culture Seminar: Books at USA (SOUTHcat)

SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog

The link below will take you to the SOUTHcat search interface.

Example SOUTHcat Search

Below are some example SOUTHcat searches using phrase search and wildcards.

Quotation marks let you search for a phrase:

Screenshot showing a phrase search for "material culture"

The question mark is a wildcard symbol:

screenshot of a wildcard search for corset?

Combine multiple keywords to narrow a search:

screenshot of a keyword search for corset? history

Library of Congress Subject Headings

When you are looking at a catalog record, take a look at the terms in the subject(s) field. These terms are clickable and can take you to more results on the topic. Sometimes there is more than one relevant term, as shown below.

screenshot of a catalog record highlighting the subject headings field

Subject headings can give you ideas of other terms related to your topic:

screenshot of a catalog record highlighting the subject headings field

Subject headings are clickable and will show you a list of related subject headings:

screenshot of a subject headings listing

Clicking on a subject heading will show the associated titles:

screenshot of a subject headings search