Georgia & Other Universities
Books in libraries are assigned subject headings - standardized terms that ensure books on the same topic can be found even if you enter different search terms. For example, a search for "United States Civil War" OR "War Between the States" in discoverE will retrieve records for books having this standard subject heading: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
When you find a good book on your topic, click on the subject headings assigned to that book in discoverE to find other titles on that topic. Or, use the subject heading terms in a new search.
You can employ these strategies - and the same subject headings - to search by topic in the WorldCat "mega-catalog" and in most academic library catalogs.
Examples of subject headings [NOTE: omit dashes and other punctuation when typing in catalog search terms]: