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FSEM 100: The Spirit of Travel

This guide is designed for the First Year Seminar: Spirit of Travel course. Refer to the resources to help you with your research.

Finding Books

Use the following databases to find print books, e-books, and book reviews. 

Call Numbers and Subject Headings

Call Numbers

Print books in the duPont-Ball Library are organized by Library of Congress Call Number. Call numbers are arranged by subject. Literature and books about literature have call numbers that begin with the letter P. These are located on the top floor of the library. For more details about call numbers, see the Library of Congress Classification System. One way to find books is by browsing the stacks. If you know the call number range for the topic you are interested in, find the range in the stacks and start browsing the titles and tables of contents of books in that section.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are used to index books and ebooks by subject. Use subject headings to search for books in the Library Catalog or Worldcat. Here are some example subject headings: American drama, American fiction 19th century, American literature, African American authors, English drama 19th century, English fiction 20th century, Feminist literary criticism, Gothic fiction, Literature and history, Literature modern history and criticism

How to find a subject heading on your topic:

1. Use the catalog or Worldcat to find a book on the subject you're researching.

2. Click on the title of the book.

3. Click on Description

4. Find Subjects. Next to Subjects, you should see a list of links. These are subject headings.

5. Click on the subject heading link for the subject you want to research. This should take you to a list of other material on the same subject.



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