Researching a Topic in Four Easy Steps:
Step 2a: Find out what has been written on your topic - Books
Find citations for books written on your topic in catalogs, databases,
bibliographies, annual reviews:
Yale libraries now use the Library
of Congress Classification system and Library of Congress Subject Headings,
but various other classification and subject heading systems have been used in
the past. The content of catalog records, their format, and their arrangement
have evolved over the years under many codes of cataloging rules.
- See WorldCat,
RLG Union Catalog (via Eureka), and Other Library
Catalogs for holdings beyond Orbis.
- Bibliographies and Annual Reviews:
- Scan the bibliographies in books you have already located for additional
sources. (You will need to look the additional titles up in Orbis to see if
Yale holds them.)
- Look for book-length bibliographies and annual reviews on your subject.
Search for bibliographies in Orbis by adding the subheading "--Bibliography"
to a specified subject heading, try a keyword search that includes the terms
"bibliographies or bibliography", or try a title search that begins "Annual
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