Judith A. Kessinger recently completed twenty years of service in the Subject Cataloging Division of the Library of Congress.
A unique, two-in-one resource for librarians and scholars, Guides provides easy access to complex multidisciplinary information on peace and international conflict.
The first part of this extremely useful work presents Library of Congress (LC) headings for relevant subject areas in the humanities, social sciences, law, and military science. To make the researcher’s task as easy as possible, these headings are organized into three sections: topics, place names, and wars and other armed conflicts.
The second part brings together the classification schedules needed to catalog and locate all kinds of materials related to peace studies. Both parts offer the same thorough coverage within carefully selected subject areas and will save students, librarians, and scholars many hours of painstaking work.
Created to aid both researchers and collection developers in the rapidly growing field of peace and security studies, the book uses familiar LC terminology and structure. It was prepared by the Jeannette Rankin Library Program of the United States Institute of Peace with the cooperation of the Library of Congress Office of Subject Heading Policy.
This volume is based on the twelfth edition of the Library of Congress Subject Headings, plus the additions through October 1989, and on the LC classification schedules through 1988.