are two subject search options: one using the Library
of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Medical
Subject Headings (MeSH) and the other using special collections subjects
which are terms created at Yale to trace provenance, imprint, chronology,
of these types of searches are displayed in a Search Results list which
may be browsed forward and backward using the Previous and Next
If you do
not use the exact subject term in its exact order, the resulting headings
list will show you the list of headings that most closely match your search
terms. Some terms appear in the Index with "0" results. More
Info are links to the "authorized" form of the heading that
can then be used to search for the subject without having to return to
the search page.
Use the links
for Subject Headings in records that best match your research needs
for more results.
names can be used as subjects (e.g. entering bronte charlotte as a subject
will retrieve materials about Charlotte Bronte).
periods, apostrophes, and most punctuation should be omitted. (i.e., enter
united states history civil war, not united states--history--civil war)
are automatically truncated (i.e., catalog records that begin with the
words or phrases entered are retrieved). Enter a word, or the beginning
of a word, that describes your topic (for example, a search on econ would
return the topics econometrics, economic, economical, economist, economy,
economies, etc.) Do not use the question mark (?) for truncation.
limits are not applicable.