Subject Searching in HOLLIS
► To find subject headings for browsing, bring up the HOLLIS record for a book you already know about; or do a keyword search for your topic, such as Standup comedians or Little Saigon or Algerian poetry revolution. (This is how I found some of the subject headings suggested on the previous pages.)
► Use the Advanced Search in HOLLIS to combine a subject heading with other keywords, e.g.
- Subject Pacific Island literature + Keyword Water
- Subject Beyoncé + Keyword Diaspora
► If the HOLLIS record for a book doesn't tell you enough about its contents, try searching for the book in Google Books. Even if the entire text is not available, you can often get a substantial preview, and you can search by keyword to see if the book mentions a particular topic.
FOR PRIMARY SOURCES:
► When you browse, look for subjects with these subheadings: Diaries • Interviews • Sources • Archival resources • Newspapers • Personal Narratives • Biography • Pictorial Works • Comic Books • Caricatures and cartoons
FOR LITERARY EXPRESSIONS OF A THEME:
► For novels, plays, and stories about a topic, look for subject headings with these subheadings: Fiction • In Literature • Juvenile fiction • Drama • Poetry • Literary collections