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How Do I Perform a Subject Search in the SIUE Catalog?

Subject searches are more precise than an author, title, or keyword search.

  • After clicking on the SIUE Catalog link, select the "Subject" tab.
  • Enter a Library of Congress Subject Heading . Some examples include: "Brazil--Economic conditions," "Multicultural education--United States," and "Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation." If the subject heading is not known, perform a keyword search first to determine the subject heading.
  • From the "within" drop menu, choose "Subject."
  • Click the "Search" button.
  • View the results.
  • Click on the appropriate subject heading to view other items classified under that description.