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Historic Preservation

Tips for Constructing Searches

The Catalog

The subject "historic preservation" is not effective when searching the library catalog for books. The following subject headings will produce better results:

  • Architecture--conservation and restoration

  • Architecture, domestic--conservation and restoration
Buildings, repair and reconstruction
Historic buildings--conservation and restoration
Historic buildings--United States--conservation and restoration

  • Monuments--conservation and restoration
Historic sites--law and legislation--United States

  • Cultural property, protection of

Use subjects with geographic locations to make your search more specific within The Library Catalog (e.g. historic farms -- Pennsylvania):

  • Historic districts

  • Historic gardens
  • Historic farms
Historic sites

The Avery

Effective subject searches in the Avery Index or other periodical indexes include:

  • Architecture--conservation and restoration

  • Historic buildings, 
Landmark buildings

  • Historic districts
Historic gardens

  • Historic landscapes

  • Historic preservation

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