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Subject searching for books in the Library's catalog is often best done by beginning with a Keyword Search. Start with a Keyword Search and identify one or more relevant books. Then look at the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) given in the Full Records of those titles. You can follow the subject heading links in the catalog to find similar books, or you can use the terms in the subject headings to revise your search strategies.
Keyword Search: children's literature american
Search by LC Subject Heading: Children's literature, American--History and criticism.
Search by LC Subject Heading: Children--Books and reading--United States.
Search for books By a literary author as an Author search; search for books About a literary author as a Subject search.
Author: Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.
Subject: Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898