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Course & Subject Guides
In this example, we will search for "gold leaf" in PittCat Classic
1. From the PittCat homepage, select "keyword search"
3. Enter "gold leaf" in the first search box and search
The results are limited, however, clicking on the first result Gilding & the making of gold leaf shows the Library of Congress subject headings 'Bookbinding --Gilding" and "Gold Leaf." You can follow either of those subject headings, or return to starting a new search with a different keyword. The term gilding has come up in the search for gold leaf, which is an indicator it may also be a good search term. Repeating these steps for gilding, we now receive a greater number of relevant results.
You can also do a similar search in WorldCat to find books worldwide on your topic:
The WorldCat database is the OCLC Online Union Catalog. It contains more than 450 million records in 484 languages describing items owned by our libraries or 10,000 other libraries around the world.
- Photography AND cameras
- Photography AND technology
- Photography AND ink
- Video AND art AND material
Helpful Keyword Searches:
- Printmaking AND materials
- Printmaking AND ink
- Printmaking AND paper
- Printmaking AND chemicals