Subject Headings

  • Homeless persons > Census
  • Homeless persons > California > Los Angeles > Statistics
  • Homeless persons > Illinois > Chicago
  • Homeless persons > New York (State) > Albany metropolitan area
  • Homeless persons > New York State > New York > Social conditions
  • Homeless persons > Services for > Connecticut > New Haven
  • Homeless veterans > California > Los Angeles
  • Homeless veterans > Housing > New York (State) > Buffalo
  • Homeless women > Massachusetts > Boston
  • Homeless youth > Services for > California > Los Angeles
  • Homelessness > Arizona > Tempe
  • Homelessness > Illinois > Chicago
  • Shelters for the homeless > Ohio > Cleveland
  • Squatter settlements > United States > History > 20th century

Library Website

Terms entered into the single search box on the Cornell University Library website yield a wide variety of resources including cataloged materials, articles, database names, online journals, and library websites and repositories.  To focus your search on finding print or online books or journal titles click on the ‘Catalog’ link.

Library "New" Catalog

This catalog contains the holdings of 19 Cornell University libraries (over 7 million items) including records for books, DVDs/videos, sound recordings, magazines/newspapers/journals, computer files, government documents, manuscripts and archives, maps, musical scores, and more.

You can refine your search with the "Limit your search" facets on the left.  The drop-down menu to the right of the search box allows you to change what field you are searching in. (Author, Title, Keyword, Subject.)

Advanced Search

There is an advanced search available from the catalog page. The advanced search allows for more precision. Use the "Search Tips" to make your search more effective.


Beyond Cornell

To search the holdings of libraries beyond Cornell in the Worldcat Local database and click on Results at “libraries worldwide”  on the left of the results page.


Find sources in the stacks

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, HM is sociology.

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.