The following are a few relevant Library of Congress Subject Headings. Think "tags" when you think of subject headings. The difference between these "tags" and those you might find on social media is that the Library of Congress controls what terms, spelling, etc. are used. This "controlled vocabulary" helps organize words and phrases in a more standardized way to make searching more efficient. For instance, if I was searching for "Civil War" as a keyword, I would find many references to events involving the concept of "civil war" in various countries. If I only wanted to find information related to the United States civil war, I could use the subject heading
These can help you in finding basic guides, manuals and historical methodology books in our Local Catalog.
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