Reference: Subject Reading Materials
Reference materials can be good resources for subject overviews and a means to collect useful keywords. The bibliographies frequently include key texts and thinkers that are associated with a specific subject. To discover more reference materials held in the Stanford Libraries, search Reference Universe, Searchworks, consult with a librarian, or browse the libraries' reference collections.
Tips for using reference sources:
1. Look at the cross-references that many entries provide. These can be helpful in pointing you toward a related or more accurate idea/term.
2. One of the most important elements of any good reference source entry is its bibliography. Take note of the books or articles that the entry's author deems elementary to understanding the individual or idea.
Subject Term Searches
Listed below are Library of Congress subject terms, which search only the subject field(s) of the Searchworks catalogue records.
- You can refine your results by using the limiting facets with the left frame.
- Narrow by SUL (Stanford University Libraries) location, publication year, language, etc.
- Arts and Religion
- Clothing and Dress Religious Aspects
- Costume Social Aspects
- Drama and Audience
- Greek Drama History and Criticism
- Fan Psychology
- Fasts and Feasts
- Funeral Rights and Ceremonies
- Initiation Rites
- Liturgical Drama
- Military and Ceremonies
- Music Social Aspects
- Mother Goddess
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Play Social Aspects
- Religion and Symbolism
- Religious Life and Customs
- Sacred Music
- Sex Role Psychological Aspects
Proquest Social Sciences Databases
Proquest Social Sciences Database--Searches across multiple social science subject databases. Among those included: Alternative Presses; Psycinfo; Sociological Abstracts; Social Services Abstracts; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS); ERIC (Education); PAIS (Public Policy)."