When organizing collections, libraries have to describe the sources. How a source is described and what classification terms are assigned will determine how search engines find materials and where the sources are located in libraries.
Scope notes of relevant Library of Congress Subject Headings:
You may use these LCSH to search the Williams Libraries catalog and Worldcat:
When conducting research, you need to combine search strategies based on keywords and search strategies based on LC Subject Headings.
Keywords: When we think of travel writing terms such as "travel accounts", "travelogs", "travel diaries" may come to mind. These terms can be used a search keywords, they will retrieve materials that use these specific terms. But, these keyword searches will not retrieve materials that are thematically related but use a different terminology.
As you read relevant materials and start researching, pay attention to:
Subject Headings: Are assigned to materials by librarians with the goal of transcending keywords and creating clusters of related sources. Using LCSH enables you to perform a more comprehensive searches.
Travel writing is classed in a variety of location in the LC Classification System. You may find sources in: