Searching by keyword allows you to find words mentioned in book titles, chapter titles, subjects, and author names. Keyword searches can be combined to find books on two or more topics using AND or OR. Searching by Subject Heading is more precise, but searches for broad topics in the book. See the UToledo Library Catalog Guide for more information about searching.
Some subject headings you may want to start at include the following. Some will have cross references to other related topics, and most will have sub-headings for more specific topics, formats, or geographic areas:
Use these reference tools to locate key concepts, terms, and definitions for your area of research. These resources appear in reverse chronological order from most recent to oldest titles.
Don't forget that in addition to all of the books available in the University of Toledo Libraries locations, you also have access to books from any of the more than 85 OhioLINK partner libraries. Whenever you are in the University of Toledo Library Catalog, you can click on the OhioLINK button to perform the same search in libraries across the state. Or you can start your search in the OhioLINK Catalog itself. See here for more information about requesting and borrowing items from OhioLINK libraries.
The UToledo Libraries use the Library of Congress Call Number system for organizing our books. You can browse the shelves in our libraries (as well as others throughout the US using this system) in the following call numbers (source: Wikipedia: Library of Congress Classification:Class G -- Geography. Anthropology. Recreation)
|G||Geography (General); Atlases; Maps|
|GA||Mathematical geography; Cartography|
|GF||Human ecology; Anthropogeography|
|GT||Manners and customs (General)|