Authorized subject headings are an excellent way to locate relevant materials in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Given the large number of pertinent subject headings for researching the topic of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the list here comprises a selection of the most effective ones for research. Click on each linked heading below to browse the online catalog for collection materials on that subject, and to see related broader or narrower headings. To search for additional subject headings, we recommend using the “Browse” search using the "SUBJECTS beginning with" option, then enter the subject heading words in the box.
The following subjects provide a good starting point for your research of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders:
Most of the subject headings listed in the tab called "subject headings to get started" further subdivide by topic or geography. Below is the beginning of the list of available subject headings when searching for Korean Americans. These subject headings in alphabetical order on Korean Americans were added to illustrate the detail by which a subject heading such as Korean Americans can be narrowed.