Book Publishing: Books

Finding books and book chapters

Cambridge Publishing & Book Culture Series

Video of PSU Library catalog

Subject Headings

Most databases support remarkable keyword searching capability which is great as the search engine finds the words you've used in your search statement. That said, there's another very powerful search strategy available to you, ie searching using a databases native subject headings or controlled vocabulary.

Academic library databases use the Library of Congress Subject Heading system in their catalog records. Some headings of potential interest for research in publishing include:

book industries and trade
publishers and publishing
book design
booksellers and book publishing
books -- social aspects
books and reading
transmission of texts

printing -- history
printing -- specimens
printing -- social aspects
printing -- handbooks

electronic publishing
desktop publishing
graphic design (Typography)
English language - style