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EDUC 340: Multicultural Education (Fisher): Finding Books

Catalog Search Tips

Searching for books is often best done by either Keywords or Subject Headings. Start with a Keyword search and identify some relevant books. Then look at the subject headings for those books. You can follow the subject heading links in the catalog to find similar books, or you can use the terms in the subject headings to revise your search strategies.

Examples of Subject Headings:

Multicultural education--United States.

Educational sociology--United States.

Special education--United States--Evaluation.

Children with disabilities--Education--United States--Evaluation.

Discrimination in education--United States.

Minorities--Education--United States.

Educational equalization--United States.

Book Catalogs & More

Holy Cross Library Catalog
Books at Dinand Library are arranged by Library of Congress Call Number.

Dinand stacks contain books with call numbers starting with all letters except ‘M,” located in the Music Library, and “Q, R, S, T,” found in Science.

  • Reference books are located in the Main Reading Room. 
  • Call numbers A through G are on the upper (Mezzanine) level.  
  • Call numbers H through Z are on the lower (Ground) level. You'll find that many books related to education have call numbers beginning with L.

When you go into the Stacks to look for a book, remember to look at books nearby on the shelves. You will often come across additional relevant titles when you do this.


Allows you to search for books and other sources from libraries around the US and around the world.  If you'd like a book that HC does not have, submit an interlibrary loan request.

How to read call numbers