Finding Books in the Library Catalog

There are many different strategies for searching the Cornell University Library Catalog , which includes records for books/eBooks, computer files, government documents, manuscripts and archives,maps, musical scores, periodicals, serials, sound recordings, and visual materials held within all Ithaca campus libraries.

One very useful strategy is to search by subject heading.

Navigating to the Library Catalog

Select the Catalog link underneath the main search box.


Searching the Library Catalog by Subject Heading

Once inside the Library Catalog, you can of course search by keyword, title, author, etc. Another useful way to search the catalog is by using Library of Congress Subject Headings. To limit your search to LC Subject Headings, select "Subject" from the drop-down menu. (Some useful Subject Headings are provided to the right.)

  After that, use your filters to narrow your results by format,publication year, language, library location, etc.

Limit your search to Library of Congress Subject Headings by selecting "Subject" from the drop-down menu.  After that, use your filters to narrow your results by format, publication year, language, library location, etc.


Where Are the Books? Check out Mann's Interactive Stacks Map

Click here to access Mann Library's interactive stacks map: 


Image of the Mann Library SmartMap floorplan