Take in the sights. Wander through the aisles. The K-State Libraries use Library of Congress Call Numbers for books.
Go to the 4th floor.
Look through some books.
Something on the pages may reach out and grab your interest.
Note that Search It offers useful filters for your results — located on the left side of the results page.
Search It has some awareness of items available in other libraries. If you limit your Material Type to Books, but search the Books, articles + more tab, then you will find some books not owned by K-State Libraries. The library can try to get these for you for free by borrowing from another library.
Search WorldCat - Information about books, scores, sound recordings, serials, videos, and other items cataloged by OCLC member institutions including K-State. Contains more than 57 million records with bibliographic information and regarding which libraries hold the item in question. If K-State does not own the item you need, click the purple Get It button in the item record to request it through Interlibrary Loan.
Subject headings are controlled vocabulary used to organize books and journal articles into pre-defined themes or subjects. They provide a focused alternative to keyword searching.
Any (keyword) search contains jazz --> over 1 million results
Subject search contains jazz --> over 200,000 results
Subject search is exact Jazz -- History and criticism --> around 500 results
Find a book's subject headings by clicking on the "Details" tab.
Try these subject headings in Search It: