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Expos 20: The Ruling Class: HOLLIS Tips

Tips for Using HOLLIS More Effectively

  • Sign in -- to get full text access for articles and e-books, to place Requests, to save records in My Favorites, to see your search history, and to view your list of checked-out items.
  • Use "Starts with/Browse" for more precise searching by subject, author, call number, etc. (see the screenshot below)
  • Use the Advanced Search to refine your search in advance by language, date, type of resource, etc. The Advanced Search also lets you combine different parts of an item's description, such as Keyword and Subject.
  • Look at the HOLLIS User Guide for more helpful tips on finding what you need.

Subject Headings

The Library of Congress's description system uses several "subject headings" to describe books about the ruling class:
social stratification  •  rich people  •  elite (social sciences)   •   upper class families  •  upper class African Americans  •  social status
In HOLLIS, you can use any of these headings in a Starts With / Browse search to look for books on the topic. See the example below.

HOLLIS Search Filters

Search limits such as these appear on the right-hand side of the HOLLIS screen when you do a search. Most databases provide similar ways to refine a search.