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HIST 441: The Cold War in Europe: Worldcat and Subject Headings

This research guide is intended to aid students in completion of the course assignments pertaining to the field of 20th century European history, through the lens of the Cold War.

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Keywords: "COLD WAR" in Worldcat.org

Subject Headings

Subject headings are a set of terms or phrases (known as controlled vocabulary) that classify materials.  Essentially they identify and pull together under a common umbrella of information about a given subject.  Most online catalogs and databases use some form of subject headings, though they may also be called descriptors or keywords.

To identify subject headings relevant to your research topic:

  1. Locate an item relevant to your research topic and click on the title to view the record for the item.
  2. Scroll through the record to the Subject headings (LCSH), these are the Library of Congress Subject Headings for this item.
  3. Click on a subject heading link to view an alphabetical list of subject headings.
  4. Click on a subject heading in this list to view a list of items that have been assigned that subject heading

Cold War - Subject Headings!