Subject Browser

The subject browser locates and displays LC subject headings, genre/form terms, demographic group terms, children's subject headings and medium of performace thesaurus, each stored and accessed separately via different main menu selections. The browser is a simplified version of the subject search system providing a single access point at a time.

Note: To access the subject search page from the subject browser, click on the Tools icon (which looks like a gear) on the right side of the blue navigation bar and select Search.

Main Menu
Choose a LC Subject browser from the main menu by clicking on the appropriate Browse link. Alternately, use one of the Search links to run keyword and multi-field searches.

Browse Display
The LC Subject browser looks like this:

The navigation bar is documented on the classification browser help page.

How to Browse
Select an access point and input a a subject heading with any subdivisions separated by double dashes (--). A drop-down list of matching entries will appear. Either select one of the items in the drop-down list or press Enter to start with the first matching term. If you are not sure how your search term is subdivided, use the unstructured heading access point with spaces between your terms.

For example, to search for for the subject heading Cats select the Subject heading access point and input cats as your search term. The screen will look like this:

When you click on the entry for Cats--Anecdotes, the following list will appear:

For more information on subject searching refer to the subject search system and in particular, note the following sections:

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