Definition of Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress subject headings are used by most college and university libraries to organize their collections. Subject headings are assigned by the Library of Congress.

The University of Delaware Library uses Library of Congress subject headings in DELCAT and to organize material on the shelves of the Library. Subject headings may be looked up in DELCAT or in the large red books at the Information Desk in the Morris Library, as well as beside public terminals on other floors of the University of Delaware Library.

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