Monday, June 29, 2009

In My Mitts: Magic Search: Getting the Best Results from Your Catalog and Beyond

The title delivers: Magic Search! I praise Kornegary, Buchanan, and Morgan for their analysis and interpretation of Library of Congress subject heading subdivisions!

Just to get a bit meta on you, dear reader, the LC and subdivision for this title:

Subject heading subdivisions -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

What does this book do? It explains how to find the _type_ of source you are looking for by identifying the subdivisions that will retrieve the category of source you desire. The authors kindly identify the best subdivisions and illuminate the scope of the subheadings. Great examples of their explanations include the discussion of relevant subject headings for places and people.

Click over to my Art Librarian blog, where I rhapsodize about their explanation of subdivisions for locating images!

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