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Bibliography of the History of the Book in Canada: Authority Lists


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Narrow

There are also narrow subject terms associated with most broad terms. Narrow subject terms can also be searched as keywords using the Basic Search or using the Advanced Search by entering the term into a text-entry box and selecting "Narrow Subjects" from the list of field names. Broad Subject terms and Narrow Subject terms can be searched together using the Advanced Search.

Broad Subject terms

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Administration
Architecture
Archives
Associations
Authorship
Bookbinding
Books
Cartography
Censorship
Collecting
Communication
Competitions
Correspondence
Design
Distribution
Economics
Education
Ephemera
Genre
Government
Iconography
Illustration
Idustry
Information services
Institutes journalism
Law
Librarianship
Libraries
Literacy
Manuscripts
Museums
Music
Newspapers
Paper
Peoples
Periodicals
Political and cultural influences
Printing
Publishing
Reading
Reception
Religion
Technology
Translation
Transportation
Women
Writing systems

Broad Subject terms and Related Narrow Subject terms

Administration

Citizen participation
Committees

Architecture

Archives

Archival research
Archivists
Business records
Personal records
Public records

Associations

Authorship

Anonymity
Authors
Authors' tours
Pseudonymity
Writers-in-residence


Bookbinding

Binders' tickets
Bookbinders
Bookbindings
Bookbinding tools

Books

Artists' books
Blank books
Chapbooks
E-books
Hardcovers
Hornbooks
Incunabula
Monographs
Paperbacks
Pocket books
Rare books
Second-hand books
Series
Textbooks


Cartography

Atlases
Gazetteers
Fire insurance maps
Maps

Censorship


Collecting

Collections
Collectors
Estate inventories
Provenance

Communication

Electronic communication
Information systems
Media
Oral culture

Competitions

Awards

Correspondence


Design

Book arts
Book covers
Bookplates
Designers
Dust jackets
Embroidery
Stamps

Distribution

Advertising
Auctions
Book fairs
Booksellers
Bookselling
Bookstores
Colportage
Customs
Exporting
Importing
Mail services
Marketing
Post offices
Subscription selling


Economics

Banks
Colonial markets
Discounting
Duties
E-commerce
Economic policies
Funding
Grants
Public lending rights
Retail
Royalties
Taxes
Wholesale

Education

Cégeps
Colleges
Community colleges
Educators
Schools
Teaching
Universities

Ephemera

Annuals
Almanacs
Broadsides
Calendars
Catalogues
Circulars
Directories
Forms
Pamphlets
Postcards
Posters
Prospectuses
Tickets


Genre

Anthologies
Bibliographies
Biographies
Cartoons
Children's literature
Cookbooks
Dictionaries
Encyclopedias
Essays
Exploration and travel
Fiction
Folklore
Grammars and lexicons
Handbooks
History
Humour
Immigrant documents
Indexes
Literature
Medicine
Military writings
Non-fiction
Philosophy
Plays
Poetry
Political writings
Pornography
Reference works
Religious writings
Romantic fiction
Science and technology
Self-help manuals
Short stories
Sports
Tourist guidebooks
Young adult literature

Government

Colonial governments
Cultural policies
Federal government
Information policies
Municipal governments
Parliaments and legislatures
Political patronage
Provincial governments
Royal commissions
Territorial governments


Iconography

Illustration

Engraving
Etching
Graphic arts
Illustrators
Lithography
Photography
Woodcuts
Back

Industry

Apprenticeship
Fur trade
Industrialization
Labour
Manufacturing
Strikes
Unions

Information services

Abstracting
Acquisition
Cataloguing
Circulation
Classification
Indexing
Information retrieval
Information storage
Interlibrary lending
Preservation
Reference
Restoration


Journalism

Journalists
Reporting


Law

Acts
Contracts
Copyright
Freedom of the press
Freedom of information
Intellectual freedom
Intellectual property
Legal deposit
Piracy
Plagiarism

Librarianship

Librarians
Library technicians

Libraries

Academic libraries
Church libraries
Depository libraries
Free libraries
Government libraries
Law libraries
Legislative libraries
Lending libraires
Library development
Library systems
Mechanics' institute libraries
Medical libraries
Military libraries
Mobile libraries
National libraries
Parish libraries
Prison libraries
Private libraries
Provincial libraries
Public libraries
Regional libraries
Rural libraries
School district libraries
School libraries
Science libraries
Social libraries
Special libraries
Subscription libraries
Urban libraries

Literacy

Information literacy
Literacy programs


Manuscripts

Museums

Music

Hymn books
Sheet music
Singing schools
Tune books


Newspapers

Columns
Dailies
Editorials
Political cartoons
Tabloids
Tri-weeklies
Weeklies


Paper

Hand-made paper
Machine-made paper
Newsprint
Paper availability
Paper production
Watermarks

Peoples

Aboriginals
Acadians
Anglophones
Black Canadians
Chinese heritage
Croatian heritage
English heritage
Finnish heritage
French Canadians
German heritage
Hungarian heritage
Hutterites
Icelandic heritage
Iranian heritage
Irish heritage
Italian heritage
Japanese heritage
Jewish Canadians
Mennonites
Polish heritage
Russian heritage
Scandinavian heritage
Scottish heritage
Spanish heritage
Ukrainian heritage

Periodicals

Literary periodicals
Magazines
Medical periodicals
Scholarly journals
Scientific and technical periodicals
Small magazines
Trade periodicals
"Zines"

Political and cultural influences

American influence
British influence
Feminism
French influence
Immigration
Imperialism
International influences
Loyalism
Military influence
Multiculturalism
Nationalism
Propaganda
Rebellions
Regionalism
Revolutions
Social influences
Separatism
Temperance and prohibition
Wars

Printing

Composition
Ink
Job printing
King's/Queen's printer
Offset printing
Presses
Printers
Print shops
Shipboard printing
Stereotype printing
Type fonts
Typography

Publishing

Co-publishing
Editing
Editors
Electronic publishing
Ethnic press
Fine presses
International publishing
Literary agents
Publishers
publishing policies
Scholarly publishing
Self-publishing
Small presses
Specialty publishing
Reprinting
Republishing
University presses


Reading

Marginalia
Readers
Reading studies

Reception

Adults
Bestsellers
Book clubs
Books as prizes
Canon studies
Children
Conferences
Exhibitions
Information needs
Literary criticism
Literary societies
Reading rooms
Reviewing
Scholarly research
Young adults

Religion

Bible societies
Churches
Clergy
Missionary activities
Parish activities
Sunday schools


Technology

Automated systems
CD-Roms
Computers
Databases
Internet
Microforms

Translation

Transportation

Railways
Stagecoaches
Trade routes


Women

Writing systems

Embossed print
Graffiti
Hieroglyphics
Non-roman alphabets
Penmanship
Petroglyphs & pictographs
Roman alphabet
Syllabics


Narrow Subject terms

This is an alphabetical list of all Narrow Subject terms in the thesaurus. Each term is followed by the Broad Subject term to which it belongs (UPPERCASE in parentheses). Non-preferred terms are also included (italicized), followed by the preferred terms that must be used instead.

A

Aboriginals (PEOPLES)
Abstracting (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Academic libraries (LIBRARIES)
Acadians (PEOPLES)
Acquisition (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Acts (LAWS)
Adults (RECEPTION)
Advertising (DISTRIBUTION)
Almanacs (EPHEMERA)
American influence (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Anglophones (PEOPLES)
Annuals (EPHEMERA)
Anonymity (AUTHORSHIP)
Anthologies (GENRE)
Apprenticeship (INDUSTRY)
Archival research (ARCHIVES)
Archivists (ARCHIVES)
Artists' books (BOOKS)
association libraries use Social libraries
Atlases (CARTOGRAPHY)
Auctions (DISTRIBUTION)
Authors (AUTHORSHIP)
Authors' tours (AUTHORSHIP)
autobiographies use Biographies
Automated systems (TECHNOLOGY)
Awards (COMPETITIONS)

B

Banks (ECONOMICS)
Bestsellers (RECEPTION)
Bible societies (RELIGION)
Bibliographies (GENRE)
bibliophiles use Collectors
Binders' tickets (BOOKBINDING)
Biographies (GENRE)
Black Canadians (PEOPLES)
Blank books (BOOKS)
boards use Committees
Book arts (DESIGN)
Bookbinders (BOOKBINDING)
Bookbindings (BOOKBINDING)
Bookbinding tools (BOOKBINDING)
Book clubs (RECEPTION)
Book covers (DESIGN)
Book fairs (DISTRIBUTION)
book jackets use Dust jackets
bookmobiles use Mobile libraries
Bookplates (DESIGN)
Books as prizes (RECEPTION)
Booksellers (DISTRIBUTION)
Bookselling (DISTRIBUTION)
Bookstores (DISTRIBUTION)
braille use Embossed print
British influence (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Broadsides (EPHEMERA)
brochures use Pamphlets
Business records (ARCHIVES)

C

Calendars (EPHEMERA)
calligraphy use Penmanship
Canon studies (RECEPTION)
Cartoons (GENRE)
Catalogues (EPHEMERA)
Cataloguing (INFORMATION SERVICES)
CD-roms (TECHNOLOGY)
Cégeps (EDUCATION)
Chapbooks (BOOKS)
Children (RECEPTION)
Children's literature (GENRE)
Chinese heritage (PEOPLES)
Churches (RELIGION)
Church libraries (LIBRARIES)
Circulars (EPHEMERA)
Circulation (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Citizen participation (ADMINISTRATION)
Classification (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Clergy (RELIGION)
Collections (COLLECTING)
Collectors (COLLECTING)
Colleges (EDUCATION)
Colonial governments (GOVERNMENT)
Colonial markets (ECONOMICS)
Colportage (DISTRIBUTION)
Columns (NEWSPAPERS)
comic books use Cartoons
comics use Cartoons
comic strips use Cartoons
commercial periodicals use Trade Periodicals
commissions use Committees
Committees (ADMINISTRATION)
Community colleges (EDUCATION)
Composition (PRINTING)
Computers (TECHNOLOGY)
Conferences (RECEPTION)
Contracts (LAW)
Cookbooks (GENRE)
copper engraving use Engraving
Co-publishing (PUBLISHING)
Copyright (LAW)
Croatian heritage (PEOPLES)
Cultural policies (GOVERNMENT)
Customs (DISTRIBUTION)

D

Dailies (NEWSPAPERS)
Databases (TECHNOLOGY)
Depository libraries (LIBRARIES)
Designers (DESIGN)
desktop publishing use Electronic publishing
diaries use Personal records
Dictionaries (GENRE)
Directories (EPHEMERA)
Discounting (ECONOMICS)
Dust jackets (DESIGN)
Duties (ECONOMICS)

E

E-books (BOOKS)
E-commerce (ECONOMICS)
Economic policies (ECONOMICS)
Editing (PUBLISHING)
Editorials (NEWSPAPERS)
Editors (PUBLISHING)
Educators (EDUCATION)
Electronic communication (COMMUNICATION)
Electronic publishing (PUBLISHING)
Embossed print (WRITING SYSTEMS)
Embroidery (DESIGN)
Encyclopedias (GENRE)
English heritage (PEOPLES)
Engraving (ILLUSTRATION)
Essays (GENRE)
Estate inventories (COLLECTING)
Etching (ILLUSTRATION)
Ethnic press (PUBLISHING)
Exhibitions (RECEPTION)
ex libris use Bookplates
Exploration and travel (GENRE)
Exporting (DISTRIBUTION)

F

Federal government (GOVERNMENT)
Feminism (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Fiction (GENRE)
Fine presses (PUBLISHING)
Finnish heritage (PEOPLES)
Fire insurance maps (CARTOGRAPHY)
First Nations peoples use Aboriginals Folklore (GENRE)
foreign publishing use International publishing
Forms (EPHEMERA)
francophones use French Canadians
Freedom of the press (LAW)
Freedom of information (LAW)
Free libraries (LIBRARIES)
French Canadians (PEOPLES)
French influence (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Funding (ECONOMICS)
Fur trade (INDUSTRY)

G

Gazetteers (CARTOGRAPHY)
German heritage (PEOPLES)
globalization use International influences
Government libraries (GOVERNMENT)
Graffiti (WRITING SYSTEMS)
Grammars and lexicons (GENRE)
Grants (ECONOMICS)
Graphic arts (ILLUSTRATION)

H

handbills use Prospectus
Handbooks (GENRE)
Hand-made paper (PAPER)
hand presses use Presses
Hardcovers (BOOKS)
Hieroglyphics (WRITING SYSTEMS)
History (GENRE)
Hornbooks (BOOKS Humour (GENRE)
Hungarian heritage (PEOPLES)
Hutterites (PEOPLES)
Hymn books (MUSIC)

I

Icelandic heritage (PEOPLES)
illiteracy use Literacy
Illustrators (ILLUSTRATION)
Immigrant documents (GENRE)
Immigration (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Imperialism (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Importing (DISTRIBUTION)
Incunabula (BOOKS)
Indexes (GENRE)
Indexing (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Indian peoples use Aboriginals
Industrialization (INDUSTRY)
Information literacy (LITERACY)
Information needs (RECEPTION)
Information policies (GOVERNMENT)
Information retrieval (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Information storage (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Information systems (COMMUNICATION)
Ink (PRINTING)
instructional manuals use Self-help manuals
Intellectual freedom (LAW)
Intellectual property (LAW)
Interlibrary lending (INFORMATION SERVICES)
International influences (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
International publishing (PUBLISHING)
Internet (TECHNOLOGY)
Iranian heritage (PEOPLES)
Irish heritage (PEOPLES)
iron presses use Presses
Italian heritage (PEOPLES)

J

Japanese heritage (PEOPLES)
Jewish Canadians (PEOPLES)
Job printing (PRINTING)
Journalists (JOURNALISM)
Journals (PERIODICALS)

K

King's/Queen's printer (PRINTING)
king's printer use King's/Queen's printer

L

Labour (INDUSTRY)
labour unions use Unions
Law libraries (LIBRARIES)
Legal deposit (LAW)
legislation use Acts
Legislative libraries (LIBRARIES)
Lending libraries (LIBRARIES)
Letters (CORRESPONDENCE)
Librarians (LIBRARIANSHIP)
Library development (LIBRARIES)
Library systems (LIBRARIES)
Library technicians (LIBRARIANSHIP)
Literacy programs (LITERACY)
Literary agents (PUBLISHING)
Literary criticism (RECEPTION)
Literary periodicals (PERIODICALS)
literary presses use Small presses
Literary societies (RECEPTION)
Literature (GENRE)
Lithography (ILLUSTRATION)
little magazines use Small magazines
Loyalism (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)

M

Machine-made paper (PAPER)
Magazines (PERIODICALS)
mail order use Mail services
Mail services (DISTRIBUTION)
Manufacturing (INDUSTRY)
Maps (CARTOGRAPHY)
Marginalia (READING)
Marketing (DISTRIBUTION)
Mechanics' institute libraries (LIBRARIES)
Media (COMMUNIATION)
Medical libraries (LIBRARIES)
Medical periodicals (PERIODICALS)
Medicine (GENRE)
memoirs use Biography
Mennonites (PEOPLES)
Microforms (TECHNOLOGY)
Military influence (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Military libraries (LIBRARIES)
Military writings (GENRE)
Missionary activities (RELIGION)
Mobile libraries (LIBRARIES)
Monographs (BOOKS)
Multiculturalism (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Municipal governments (GOVERNMENTS)

N

Nationalism (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
National libraries (LIBRARIES)
native peoples use Aboriginals
Newsprint (PAPERS)
Non-fiction (GENRE)
Non-roman alphabets (WRITING SYSTEMS)

O

Offset printing (PRINTING)
Oral culture (COMMUNICATION)

P

Pamphlets (EPHEMERA)
Paper availability (PAPER)
Paperbacks (BOOKS)
Paper production (PAPER)
paper shortages use Paper availability
Parish activities (RELIGION)
Parish libraries (LIBRARIES)
parliamentary libraires use Legislative libraries
Parliaments and legislatures (GOVERNMENT)
Penmanship (WRITING SYSTEMS)
Personal records (ARCHIVES)
Petroglyphs and pictographs (WRITING SYSTEMS)
Philosophy (GENRE)
Photography (ILLUSTRATION)
Piracy (LAW)
Plagiarism (LAW)
Plays (GENRE)
Pocket books (BOOKS)
Poetry (GENRE)
Polish heritage (PEOPLES)
Political cartoons (NEWSPAPERS)
Political patronage (GOVERNMENT)
Political writings (GENRE)
Pornography (GENRE)
Postcards (EPHEMERA)
Posters (EPHEMERA)
Post offices (DISTRIBUTION)
Preservation (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Presses (PRINTING)
Printers (PRINTING)
Print shops (PRINTING)
Prison libraires (LIBRARIES)
Private libraries (LIBRARIES)
private presses use Fine presses; Small presses
Propaganda (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Prospectuses (EPHEMERA)
Provenance (COLLECTING)
Provincial governments (GOVERNMENT)
Provincial libraries (LIBRARIES)
Pseudonymity (AUTHORSHIP)
Public lending rights (ECONOMICS)
Public libraries (LIBRARIES)
Public records (ARCHIVES)
Publishers (PUBLISHING)
Publishing policies (PUBLISHING)

Q

queen's printer use King's/Queen's printer

R

Railways (TRANSPORTATION)
Rare books (BOOKS)
Readers (READING)
Reading rooms (RECEPTION)
reading societies use Literary societies
Reading studies (READING)
Rebellions (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Reference (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Reference works (GENRE)
Regional libraries (LIBRARIES)
Regionalism (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
regional presses use Small presses
religious communities use Clergy
Religious writings (GENRE)
remaindering use Discounting
Reporting (JOURNALISM)
Reprinting (PUBLISHING)
Republishing (PUBLISHING)
Restoration (INFORMATION SERVICES)
Retail (ECONOMICS)
Reviewing (RECEPTION)
Revolutions (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Roman alphabet (WRITING SYSTEMS)
Romantic fiction (GENRE)
rotary presses use Presses
Royal commissions (GOVERNMENT)
Royalties (ECONOMICS)
Rural libraries (LIBRARIES)
Russian heritage (PEOPLES)

S

Scandinavian heritage (PEOPLES)
Scholarly publishing (PUBLISHING)
Scholarly journals (PERIODICALS)
Scholarly research (RECEPTION)
School district libraries (LIBRARIES)
School libraries (LIBRARIES)
Schools (EDUCATION)
Science and technology (GENRE)
Science libraries (LIBRARIES)
Scientific and technical periodicals (PERIODICALS)
Scottish heritage (PEOPLES)
Second-hand books (BOOKS)
Self-help manuals (GENRE)
Self-publishing (PUBLISHING)
Separatism (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
serials use Periodicals
Series (BOOKS)
sermons use Religious writings
Sheet music (MUSIC)
Shipboard printing (PRINTING)
Short stories (GENRE)
Singing schools (MUSIC)
Small magazines (PERIODICALS)
Small presses (PUBLISHING)
Social influences (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Social libraries (LIBRARIES)
song books use Tune books
Spanish heritage (PEOPLES)
Special libraries (LIBRARIES)
Specialty publishing (PUBLISHING)
speculative fiction use Fiction
Sports (GENRE)
Stagecoaches (TRANSPORTATION)
Stamps (DESIGN)
statutes use Acts
steel engraving use Engraving
Stereotype printing (PRINTING)
Strikes (INDUSTRY)
Subcription libraries (LIBRARIES)
Subscription selling (DISTRIBUTION)
Sunday schools (RELIGION)
Syllabics (WRITING SYSTEMS)
syndicates use Unions

T

Tabloids (NEWSPAPERS)
tactile illustration use Embossed print
Taxes (ECONOMICS)
teachers use Educators
Teaching (EDUCATION)
Temperance and prohibtion (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Territorial governments (GOVERNMENTS)
Textbooks (BOOKS)
Tickets (EPHEMERA)
tombstone engravings use Engravings
Tourist guidebooks (GENRE)
tracts use Pamphlets
Trade periodicals (PERIODICALS)
Trade routes (TRANSPORTATION)
trade unions use Unions
traveling libraries use Mobile libraries
travel literature use Exploration and travel
Tri-weeklies (NEWSPAPERS)
Tune books (MUSIC)
Type fonts (PRINTING)
typesetting use Composition
typographical syndicates use Unions
Typography (PRINTING)

U

Ukrainian heritage (PEOPLES)
Unions (INDUSTRY)
Universities (EDUCATION)
University presses (PUBLISHING)
Urban libraries (LIBRARIES)

V

vanity presses use Self-publishing
volunteerism use Citizen participation

W

Wars (POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INFLUENCES)
Watermarks (PAPER)
Weeklies (NEWSPAPERS)
western fiction use Fiction
Wholesale (ECONOMICS)
wills use Personal records
Woodcuts (ILLUSTRATION)
writers use Authors
Writers in residence (AUTHORSHIP)
writing use Authorship

Y

yearbooks use Annuals
Young adult literature (GENRE)
Young adults (RECEPTION)

Z

Zines (PERIODICALS)

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