NewBooks+ has a faceted search interface that allows you to filter searches by selecting specific criteria such as publication date, format, language, subject, genre and location within the Penn Libraries. These "facets" appear in lists on the right side of the page.
- Recently Added
- The 30, 60 or 90 day period in which books, videos, sound recordings, manuscripts, music scores, maps, and electronic resource were added to the Penn Libraries collections. The longer time periods are inclusive of the shorter ones.
- Publication date
- The year in which a work was released. This facet uses individual years for items released since 2000 and decades for items released in earlier periods. Digitized versions of print materials fall under the date they were published in print, not the date they were released electronically.
- The physical form that the publication takes. This format allow you to differentiate between electronic books and printed books, manuscripts and musical scores.
- The language in which a work has was published.
- The building or facility in which a physical item can be found. Electronic items are listed under the "Penn Library Web" location.
- Specific location
- The sub-location, room or collection area within a given facility that houses a physical item. "Engineering Library Reserve" and "Medieval Studies Seminar - Van Pelt" are examples of specific locations.
- The twenty-one basic areas into which the Library of Congress system divides all knowledge. Each area is represented by a
single letter of the alphabet, e.g., M represents Music while H covers Social Science, Economics and Sociology.
- Please note: not all of the items in the Penn Libraries or NewBooks+ are classified within this system.
- Narrow Classification
- The smaller, more focused subject areas into which the Library of Congress classifications are subdivided. Each area is represented by a two letter sequence, the first letter of an item's narrow classification will always be the same as its broader classification area. So, while P represents all Literature & Languages, PT specifically covers Germanic literatures.
- Subject full
- Library of Congress subject headings use specific words or phrases to represent particular topics or concepts. The full Library of Congress subject headings may include geographic, genre related and/or chronological information in addition to the topic. The language and formatting used is in creating these subject headings is very specific, for example, "Aeronautics - Human factors - Congresses", "Heroes - Comic books, strips, etc. - Fiction" or "Dialect poetry, Scottish - History and criticism"
- Subject brief
- The initial word or phrase used to represent the particular topic or concept of a work within the Library of Congress Subject Headings. In the examples, "Aeronautics - Human factors - Congresses", "Heroes - Comic books, strips, etc. - Fiction" or "Dialect poetry, Scottish - History and criticism" this would mean only the words or phrases 'aeronautics', 'heroes', 'dialect poetry,Scottish' would be represented.
- Subject keyword
- A word found anywhere in the initial phrase of the Library of Congress subject heading. In the examples, "Aeronautics - Human factors - Congresses", "Heroes - Comic books, strips, etc. - Fiction" or "Dialect poetry, Scottish - History and criticism" so that each of the individual words aeronautics, heroes, dialect, poetry, and Scottish would be included.
- Author or creator of a work. Authors may be individuals, corporate entities or organizations responsible for the work's creation.
- The name of the work.
- The geographic area that is the subject of a work. This can include both physical and political divisions and may be of almost any size or scale. "Africa, French-speaking West", "Camden County", "Alps" and "European Union countries" are all regions. Information for this facet comes from specific sub-sections of any Library of Congress subject headings that have been applied to the work.
- The style, form or content of a work. Genre describes both literary forms like 'fiction' and 'drama' and non-literary forms such as 'congresses' and 'software'. Information for this facet comes from specific sub-sections of any Library of Congress subject headings that have been applied to the work.
- A grouping of works based on donor or subject. Examples include "World's Fairs and Expositions Collection" and the "Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive".