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Education 130: Race, Class, Gender, and School Inequality in the United States (Winter 2021)

Subject Headings and Call Numbers

Use subject headings to identify useful books for your research. Use call numbers to locate the books you have identified.
Possible Library of Congress subject headings to use for topics in your prompt. On the Browse screen, browse by Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) for: 
  • Racism in education
  • Sexism in education
  • Feminism and education
  • First-generation college students
Once you get to a list of Subject headings, you can select the ones you want and click on them to get to a list of titles. You may find some books online. Others can be checked out using the Page and Pickup Service if you are living in the vicinity of campus.
You can use these same subject headings when searching in article databases for journal articles.

Tips for Book Searching

When searching for books in the UC Library Search catalog, here are a few strategies to start with:

  1. If you are not sure of where to start, do a Keyword search for relevant terms or phrases (put the phrases in "quotation marks")
  2. If you find a useful title, click on the Subject(s): to get a list of subject headings that will lead to other books on the same topic
  3. If you already have a relevant book or article in hand, use its bibliography to find other sources on the same topic
  4. If you have the title of the book you want, do a Title (start of) search to find the call number
  5. Use quotation marks if you want to search a phrase
  6. Use * to truncate a word, e.g., america* will retrieve american and americans

Powell Library Map Check to see where your call number is located.

Young Research Library Map Check to see where your call number is located.

Online Catalog for Finding Books at UCLA and Other Libraries

 

  • Search UCLA's local library collection as well as the collections from all 10 UC libraries, two regional library facilities and the California Digital Library

  • Locate the full text of millions of print and online books, journal articles, and other content

  • Get up-to-the-minute status information on what's checked out, do things like renew your books, recall books checked out to other people or request items stored in the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF)

Tips

Select the scope most appropriate for what you are looking for:

  • Articles, books, and more searches all 10 UC campus libraries, the electronic resources subscribed to, as well as electronic resources that may not be in the UC libraries, but that can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Course Reserves searches material put on reserve by your professor. Search by course number, title or instructor.
  • UCLA Library Catalog searches just material in the UCLA Libraries, with the exception of journal articles.
  • UC Libraries Catalog searches all 10 UC campus libraries, with the exception of journal articles.
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive searches only the holdings of the Film & Television Archive.
  • WorldCat Global Catalog searches material in libraries throughout the United States and some foreign countries.

. You can request materials from anywhere in the world using the Interlibrary Loan service—you don't even have to specify where it's coming from—but it may take weeks or months to get here, and extremely rare materials may not be available for loan.