All books in the catalog are assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings. You can find each book's subject headings on the catalog record. In many ways, subject headings are an official form of tagging, in that they represent the content of the material and provide ways for you to efficiently locate more materials that are conceptually related.
Here are some examples of potentially relevant subject headings. Click on any of these subject headings to find even more books on the topic.
Here are some clues to look for in the catalog record when you are evaluating whether a book is scholarly or popular:
When you have the book in hand, and still aren't sure if it is scholarly, you might want to do a little more digging, perhaps with a couple of quick Google searches:
Collins Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme to organize books on the shelves. Follow these tips to find the book you need.
Use the library map to find where the book is located.