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Old Time Tours - 19th Century NYC Guidebooks: Subject Headings

A Guide to 19th Century New York City Guidebooks

Subject Headings

Subject headings are used to group similar material together in the NYPL catalog.  Often researchers can begin with a keyword search, then click through the catalog record of related items to fish for relevant subject headings.  For example, if a patron sought guidebooks about NYC architecture:

Use these subject headings to begin navigating the library catalog for material related to New York City guidebooks:

Alternatively, do an advanced catalog search using the keywords “New York Guidebooks” and input a date range under "Year:" to narrow the results.