Finding Books About a Culture/Subculture
For groups with a well-known name, try a SUBJECT search in the MERLIN catalog first:
- Native Americans
For groups unlikely to have a subject heading, try a KEYWORD search in the MERLIN catalog:
- nascar and (cultur* or subcultur*)
- tattoo* and (cultur* or subcultur*)
- dungeons and dragons and (cultur* or subcultur*)
- "christian rock" and (cultur* or subcultur*)
Video showing how to locate books by call number in Ellis Library
Google Books: Finding books that MENTION something
Useful for finding books that MENTION some narrow subject, particular person, particular event, etc. Sample searches:
- "Society for Creative Anachronism"
- "Torger Johnson"
- "Jehri curl"
- "church supper" Missouri