Definitions for "Library of Congress Subject Headings"
A word or phrase which describes the overall subject content of a book or other work using the wording devised by the Library of Congress. Commonly called "LCSH." The Subject Search option in the UNL University Libraries' catalog uses LCSH, including cross-references from similar terms. The Keyword Search option searches the words in the subject headings in the catalog record, along with other elements, but does not use the cross-references. NOTE: subject headings are not assigned to UNL theses and dissertations unless the subject matter deals with Nebraska.
The Library of Congress Subject Headings are the subjects used in the online catalog XPLORE.
The official set of words used to describe the subject of each book or other resource listed in the Library catalog. Familiarity with these subject headings will greatly enhance your catalog search skills.