Skip to main content

DSOC 1204: China in Transition: Finding

Subject Headings

To increase the relevance of search results, limit search terms to library subject headings or subject words. Here are some examples:

diet -- china
food habits -- china
nutrition -- china

health policy -- trends -- china
industrialization -- health aspects
public health -- china

consumers -- china
consumption economics -- china
consumer behavior -- china

china -- environmental conditions
environmental degradation -- china
environmental protection -- china
pollution -- china
urbanization -- environmental aspects

rural development -- china
economic development -- china
city plannning -- china

Library Catalogs

Library Catalog (Cornell plus WorldCat libraries)

Featured on the Library Homepage, the Catalog includes Cornell online subscriptions and print holdings as well as records for materials available in thousands of libraries to facilitate borrowing. Also includes a small selection of journal articles. For a more specific Catalog search, use the Advanced Search link provided on the Library Homepage.

Classic Catalog (Cornell only)

The original online catalog for electronic and print holdings of the Cornell University Library. Includes journal titles, but not article-level citations. Information about holdings and connections to online ("networked") resources is more clear in the Classic Catalog. Use the Guided Keyword Search option to create a subject search.

Catalog comparison chart and search tips

Finding the print books and journals

Library of Congress Classification
         Books are arranged on the shelf according to a classification system, created by the Library
         of Congress, that organizes them together by topic. For example, DS is Asian history.

Olin Library's stack guide helps you locate the floor that contains the classification provided in the catalog for books and journals. Be sure to note information on "oversize" items on the right side of the guide.

The Asia Collections in Kroch Library also have a stack guide.

Finding Books on the Olin Shelves

This Research Minute covers how to find books and bound journals shelved in Olin Library.