In the library catalog, select a SUBJECT search for:
or by city or county:
Consult the Biographical Citation card catalog in the Reading Room for citations to biographical information in various publications.
Card catalogs in the Reading Room are no longer updated, but remain useful to search for certain formats, such as maps sheet music.
In the library catalog, select a SUBJECT search for "directories" under a location name:
Anderson County (S.C.)--Directories.
AUTHOR search for:
and SUBJECT searches for:
Subject search for a family name:
- Subject search under a city or county:
Lexington County (S.C.)--Genealogy.
- Subject search with a topical subject:
Registers of births, etc.--South Carolina--Aiken County.
Many other titles will be listed topically: South Carolina wildlife appears under a SUBJECT search for:
Use a SUBJECT search in the library catalog:
Additional maps may be found in the card catalog, listed either chronologically or geographically.
SCL's pamphlet collection enjoyed a major addition in 2001 withacquisition of the Kohn Hennig collection.
SCL held many pamphlets prior to acquisition of this collection. However a search of this particular collection allows a search of many titles in this genre and suggests the sort of information availabe in this resource. To browse titles of hundreds of pamphlets and books in this acquisition, search the library catalog with AUTHOR search for
A complete run of this title is available in the Manuscripts Division Reading Room for years 1937-2003, and on the web dating to 1993-2003.
Newspapers can be found in the library catalog using a SUBJECT search for the county of publication:
Horry County (S.C.)--Newspapers.
Richland County (S.C.)--Newspapers.
For more information on research in area newspapers, consult the book, South Carolina Newspapers (1988), by John Hammond Moore. This volume includes details of publisher, location, mergers, and dates of publication. Moore's book also discusses the agenda or intended audience of many of these newspapers (i.e. pro-Federalist or German-language or African American, etc.)
Indexes to some of these newspapers may be found with a KEYWORD search including terms:
newspapers and index?
South Carolina publications with a city or initial:
South Carolina publications--Greenville--G.E. Elford, 1861.
South Carolina publications--Charleston--Deutsche Zeitung, 1855.
South Carolina publications--Walhalla
A SUBJECT search for South Carolina publications--G displays a list of 372 publications produced in Gaffney, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, and Greer South Carolina publications--G
Consult the card catalog for details.
If searching for dissertations or theses completed in a specific department, use a SUBJECT search incorporating the current name of the department [some departments have merged, some names have changed]:
University of South Carolina--Theses--Geology
The above subject heading is coded as a 690 field. To search for topics across various disciplines, use a KEYWORD search with a given subject, such as "segregation" and specify that the termtheses appears in the 690 field by typing in theses followed immediately by a period or full-stop followed immediately by 690followed by another period.
KEYWORD search for:
segregation and d:theses
University histories for reference include titles by Edwin Green, Max LaBorde, Hollis, Daniel Walker, 1922- University of South Carolina
A SUBJECT search for
University of South Carolina--History
returns many titles including the following works:
- Green, Edwin L.
A history of the University of South Carolina
- La Borde, Maximilian, 1804-1873.
History of the South Carolina College, from its incorporation, Dec. 19, 1801 to Dec. 19, 1865 ...
- Lesesne, Henry H.
A history of the University of South Carolina, 1940-2000
See list of Vertical files collections
Collections focus on people; files for each of the 46 counties in S.C.; Black History, Education; Film in S.C.; Agriculture / Farming in S.C.; Military History in S.C.; Food; Health; Ku Klux Klan; Colleges and Universities in S.C.; Religion in S.C.; Music / Musicians in S.C.; Artists in S.C.; Art History in S.C.; and other topics.
Many of the larger collections are now housed offsite at the Annex.
In the library catalog, you can read a full description and request from Annex by carton number.
In the library catalog, use a KEYWORD search t:vertical files. This will search for the phrase vertical files in the Title field.