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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
You may want to use Scout, the library's discovery search engine, to find many resources at once, including books, articles, and videos.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of Scout:
Use a keyword search to get many results.
- For search terms with more than one word, use quotation marks to group the terms together, e.g. "costume design."
- If you are using more than one search term, separate the search terms with AND, e.g. "costume design" and "drawing."
- Once you get a list of results, use the menu on the left-hand side to refine your results, for example by source type, subject, date of publication, etc.
Useful Subject Headings
When searching for books on a particular topic, it is helpful to use Library of Congress subject headings. Here are a few subject headings for finding books on Gothic cathedrals.
Glass painting and staining--France