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When you find a book that looks good, scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and you’ll see the Library of Congress subject headings. You can click on these links to find more books on that subject. You can also use these subject headings when searching databases, WorldCat, and many digital collections on the internet.
Learn some basic Library of Congress Subject Headings for your topic.
Look for Bibliographies & Indexes in Subject Headings. These can be useful resources.
Library of Congress subject headings often used for primary sources:
Remember - if we don't have an article or a book at Stony Brook, we can get it from another library our Interlibrary Loan service.
Request an item or set up an account.
Note: Textbooks are not available through this service.
WorldCat is a catalog of most libraries in the U.S. & Canada and some from other countries. Find books, DVDs, web sites, musical scores, archival material and more.
If you find something you need while searching in WorldCat, we can usually get it from another library. See InterLibrary Loan to learn more.
Google Books is extremely useful, because it searches the complete text of a book. It can help you find books that may not come up in the library catalog. When you find a book that looks good, then do a "Title starts with" search in SEARCH to see if the Library has it.
As of 2019, Google Books contained over 40 million scanned books. Many from before 1925 are available full-text.