Why Use Refernce Books?
Material culture in America: understanding everyday life. Ref. GN560.U6 M37 2008
History of design: decorative arts and material culture, 1400-2000. Ref. NK600 .H57 2013
World of a slave : encyclopedia of the material life of slaves in the United States , 2 vols., Ref. E441 .W895 2011
American decades , 10 vols., Ref. E169.12 .A419 1994
Books: A Step-by-Step Guide
4.) Western Michigan's Library (duplicated in MeLCat, but if you want your materials faster, just walk to WMU!)
Using Subject Headings
Search by Keyword and look for Subject Headings in individual records.
To modify a search:
- Use words from the Subject Heading in a Keyword search
- Click on the Subject Heading itself
Examples of Subject Headings: