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HY200 Topics in History: Urban History: TIGER

Urban History and Design Subject Headings

The Library of Congress uses the following subject headings for books about urban design, city planning, architecture, etc. . Your best bet is to do a subject search using these headings, but you may also want to do a keyword search too.

  • Cities and towns
  • City and town life
  • City planners
  • City planning
  • City planning - Environmental aspects
  • City planning - United States - Case studies
  • City planning - United States - History
  • Gentrification - United States
  • Housing
  • Inner cities
  • Neighborhoods -- United States
  • Public housing
  • Regional planning
  • Residential mobility
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Suburbs
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban beautification
  • Urban communities
  • Urban policy
  • Urban renewal
  • Urbanization

TIGER

The fastest way to find books is to search TIGER by keyword or subject:

Search TIGER for

Search TIGER for
  • Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.
  • Refine searches by adding keywords.
  • Once you find an interesting book, click on the subject headings in the cataloging record to find similar materials.

For more ideas on creating effective TIGER searches, visit Advanced Keyword Search and Ten TIGER Catalog Tips.

Keyword Searching

Use the Search Generator from Northwest Missouri State University to help you create a keyword search.                                                                 ________________________

                        Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)

AND

Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.

Example: vegetarianism and environmen
OR

Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.

Example: global warming or climate change

NOT

Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search

Example: emissions trading not United States

 

Additional Search Tips

"Phrase search"  - Use quotation marks (" ") to search for a particular phrase.

Example: "greenhouse gas emissions"

Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.

Example: environment* (finds environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc.

(Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.

Example: (climate change or global warming) and population growth

Login to TIGER

Login to TIGER to see what you have checked out or to renew materials.

Catalog Search Tips

When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to

  • Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.
  • Refine your searches by adding keywords.
  • Click on the subject headings of interesting books to find similar materials.
  • Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.
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