Subdivide and conquer Magic Search: Getting the Best Results from
Your Catalog and Beyond showcases how to increase the power of
Library of Congress Subject Heading (LCSH) subdivisions to produce
astonishing results from your searches. Rebecca S. Kornegay and
Heidi E. Buchanan, experienced reference librarians, and Hildegard
B. Morgan, an expert cataloger, explain how, when used wisely, LCSH
subdivisions can save time and provide a new level of precision in
information retrieval for patrons of the library. Magic Search
presents the 467 best-performing LCSH subdivisions that speak to
the kinds of research questions librarians handle every day. This
handy reference format and index offers a useful tool to keep for
quick reference rather than a cumbersome tome to be read from cover
to cover. In addition, this book provides A thematic arrangement of
LC subdivisions that yield the most successful search Chapters on
discipline-specific subdivisions to hone effective search terms
Precise, professional vocabulary useful in searches and explained
in easy-to-understand language Grasping the importance and having
command of LC subdivisions, now appearing in unexpected places
beyond the library catalog, is key in this rapidly evolving,
21st-century information environment. No other work explores the
LCSH subdivisions is such detail or with such commitment, making
this book vital to every Reference Desk.
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