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Library City: Practicing Curiosity: Search Terms

This is a research guide for Mary Lum's Library City: Practicing Curiosity (VA4113.01) course.

Search Terms for Researching Cities

KEYWORDS

City, Urban, Metropolitan, Civic, Municipal

  • Use an asterisk * to increase results. For example the search: cit* will give you results for city, cities, and citizen.
  • Use quotation marks " to search phrases. For example: "urban design", "city planning"

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECTS

City Planning

Cities And Towns

Cities And Towns Growth

Urbanization

 

Search Terms for Researching Libraries

KEYWORDS

Library, Athenaeum, Catalog

  • Use an asterisk * to increase results. For example the search: biblio* will give you results for bibliographic, bibliomania, and bibliothèque
  • Use quotation marks " to search phrases. For example: "information commons"

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECTS

Libraries

Librarians

Libraries And Society

Libraries History

Search Terms for Researching Maps

KEYWORDS

Map, Cartography, Atlas, Topographic, Globe 

  • Use an asterisk * to increase results. For example the search map* will give you results for map, maps, and mapping.
  • Use quotation marks " to search phrases. For example: "mercator projection"

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECTS

Atlases

Maps

Cartography

Cartography History