Search QCAT, the library catalogue, to find books, journals, videos and other materials owned by the Library. You may search by keywords, author, title or subject headings.
Subject headings allow you to search the library catalogue for resources on a particular author or topic and are often more productive than keyword searches.
Keyword searches work best if you have mulitiple concepts or topics. Think of the words that best describe your topic and then connect them with the boolean operators AND OR NOT.
muslim? AND christian? AND crusades
Use the results to find relevant titles and identify assigned subject headings for your topic in order to find similar books.
(muslim? OR arabs OR saracens OR east?) AND (christian? OR frank? OR west) and crusades
Relevant subject headings for this course include:
Christianity and other religions--Judaism--History
Christianity and anti-semitism--History
Church history--Middle Ages, 600-1500
Jerusalem--History--Latin Kingdom, 1099-1244
Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199
Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, 1137-1193
Library of Congress Subject Headings use standard subdivisions under place names (countries, states, cities and other geographic divisions) to classify works. Here are some for history, which can be further subdivided by time period.
--politics and government
--social life and customs
The combined online catalogues of tens of thousands of libraries around the world. You can request books in WorldCat that are not held by Queen's Library by using our interlibrary loan serivce.
Catalogues from Other Libraries
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If the book (or journal article) you want is not available at Queen's Library, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request through RACER so we can try to get it from another library.