Bibliographic Browser

The bibliographic browser locates and displays LC bibliographic records with links to LC classification, subject and name headings, as well as bibliographic correlations. The bibliographic browser permits browsing a number of access points and is supplemented by the bibliographic search page which includes keyword and boolean query support.

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

Main Menu
Access the bibliographic browser from the main menu by clicking on the appropriate link. Alternately, use the Search link to run keyword and multi-field searches.

Browse Display
The bibliographic browser works like the classification browser and looks as follows:

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

How to Browse
Select an access point and input a search term. A drop-down list of matching entries will appear. For example, to search for London Fields by Martin Amis, select the Title access point and input london fields as your search term. The screen will look like this:

When you click on the first entry by Martin Amis, the following list will appear:

Any text in blue is a link. The Record link will open a new tab and display the bibliographic record with MARC tags. Clicking on London fields / Martin Amis will collapse the list so that only titles are displayed. Clicking on any of the other blue links will run a new browse for more entries that start with that value. The white buttons display a drop-down menu with links to other components of ClassWeb. For example, if you click on the white button at the end of the Library of Congress call number field (LC:) it will display the following list:

This optinos include looking up the call number in the classificatin browser, subject heading browser, Dewey correlations (if you have enabled this feature in your account settings) and in an OPAC (also based on your account settings).

Subject Browsing
There are two subject access points: Subject and Subject terms. The Subject index contains subjects and their subdivisions and requires the used of double dashes (--) before each subdivision. If you are not sure how your search term is subdivided, use the Unstructured heading or Unstructured subdif access points of the LC subject browser to find out.

The Subject terms index contains a combined list of all subjects and subdivisions in a non-structured manner. In other words, there is no hierarchy and you don't input double dashes. For example, to search for Social conditions anywhere in the subject hierarchy, select the Subject terms access point, input Social conditions as your search term and press Enter. This is the result:

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