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Subject Searching

You'd think you could enter any topic as a Subject search in the catalog. However, the Subject search uses standardized terms to organize records by subject. These are called Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH for short). If you enter your terms as a Subject search, you may be directed to a standardized LCSH.

For example:
If you entered assertive behavior as a Subject Heading search you would be directed to search for Assertiveness (Psychology) because subject searching uses standardized terms to organize subjects.

So if you searched using the standardized term Assertiveness (Psychology) you'd see that the catalog has over 30 entries.

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