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History of Science and Medicine

Searching with Subject Headings

Subject headings compose a controlled vocabulary that describes the main concepts contained in a book in a uniform way. This is different from a keyword search because subject headings are especially selected and applied by a librarian and reflect concepts, while keyword searches return simple word matches. Click on one of the links below to browse books that have been assigned to that subject heading.

Call Number Ranges

Print books in the library are assigned a call number according to their primary subject. A call number will also tell you where to find the book on the library shelves. Click on one of the links below to browse books by call number.

Selected Print Books

Selected eBooks