Answered By: Sue Andrus
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015     Views: 11

Finding information on the death penalty is initially frustrating, because "death penalty" is not an approved Library of Congress subject heading.  If you try a subject search for "death penalty" in the library catalog, there are no results.

However, if you try a search for "death penalty" as a title, there are several books.  You can use this list of results to find the correct subject heading.  Here is a link to a video that explains the whole process:  http://academics.tctc.edu/lynx/instruction/Title%20searching%20part%201.html