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What are subject headings?

  • Library of Congress subject headings are the vocabulary by which librarians describe and organize items in the collection
  • Subject headings may be different from the natural language used to describe topics:
Natural language   Library of Congress subject headings
Rights of women in Israel > Women's rights Israel
A history of Israel and Palestine relations > Jewish-Arab relations
Six-day war > Israel-Arab War, 1967


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  • You can search the library catalogue for sources in languages that don't use roman scripts (such as Hebrew, Inuktitut, etc.)

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