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Thematic Studies

University College Thematic Studies research guide

Search Catalog Classic

Searching for Books

Look for a book using a title or keyword search on your topic.

  1. When you find a book that seems relevant, click on the title and then on the "Subject(s):" link to locate similar books.
  2. Copy down the call number and location.
  3. Go to your floor and locate the book (check with User Assistance if you have problems)
  4. If you want to browse a subject area, go to the Library of Congress Classification guide at the bottom of the Help page to locate the specific call number range for your subject.

Some Catalog Classic Searches

Use Catalog Classic to find books on your research topic. Try finding books on your subject using key words (such as "instruction" or "curriculum"). Then, when you find a relevant book, click on subject headings in the book record that are related to your topic.  For more help with searching the catalog, click here for a video.

In addition, you can find many more books on your research topic by searching for these same subject headings (or key words) in WorldCat, a database containing catalogs of thousands of libraries. You can request books found in WorldCat through Interlibrary Loan, or visit other Memphis academic libraries and check the books out by presenting your U of M card. For more information, you can Ask a Librarian!