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Search for Books

Use the search box below to look for books, videos, journals, and other items held in Randall Library's collections. Note that this search can't be used to find journal articles--for that you'll need to either use a database or go to the library's main search at

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Using Subject Headings to Find Books

In addition to searching the catalog, you can try using Subject Headings to find relevant books.

Subject headings are essentially tags; they indicate what a book is about. They also link to all the other books in our collection tagged as being about the same subject!

If you've found a book that seems helpful, click on the title to look at its catalog entry. Scan the Subjects section, and click on any Subjects that seem useful:

An image of the catalog entry for the book The Philosophy of Happiness, showing "Happiness -- Philosophy" listed next to "Subject."

This will take you to a list of subject headings alphabetically adjacent to yours. Click on any of them to see all the books in our catalog tagged with that subject!