Guessing Game

If you have done research at the Roesch Library, perhaps you have used the catalog to search for books. Did you know you can search for books and other resources by entering subject headings? Subject headings are controlled vocabularies of names and phrases that classify and describe the subject content of books and other resources. Subject headings also link your searches to other catalog records with related subjects so that you can do more exploring.

Let’s play a game of guess the title. Below is a list of books with only their subject headings as clues.

Can you guess the title for each? Clicking for the answer will take you to the catalog record.

Book 1 subject headings:


Time travel--Fiction.

Married people--Fiction.

Women art students --Fiction.

Domestic fiction.

Fantasy fiction.

What do you think? Click here for the answer.

Book 2 subject headings:



Circus performers--Fiction

Historical fiction.

Love stories.

Click here for the answer.

Book 3 subject headings:

Children of alcoholics--United States--Biography

Children of alcoholics--West Virginia—Welch--Biography

Dysfunctional families--United States--Case studies

Dysfunctional families--West Virginia—Welch--Case studies

Poor--West Virginia—Welch--Biography

Homeless persons--Family relationships--New York (State)--New York

Click here for the answer.

Book 4 subject headings:

United States--Army Air Forces--Heavy Bombardment Group, 307th

World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese

Prisoners of war--United States--Biography

Prisoners of war—Japan--Biography

World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American

World War, 1939-1945—Campaigns--Pacific Area

Long-distance runners--United States--Biography

Click here for the answer.

Book 5 subject headings:

College teachers--Australia--Fiction.



Love stories.

Click here for the answer.

Book 6 subject headings:

Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940.

Diplomats--United States--Biography.

Historians--United States--Biography.

National socialism--Germany.

Germany--Social conditions--1933-1945.

Click here for the answer.

Book 7 subject headings:

Bennet, Elizabeth (Fictitious character)--Fiction.

Darcy, Fitzwilliam (Fictitious character)--Fiction.


Young women--England--Fiction.

Social classes--England--Fiction.






Regency fiction.

Click here for the answer.

Book 8 subject headings:


Teenage girls--Fiction.


Organ donors--Fiction.

Sick children--Fiction.

Mothers and daughters--Fiction.

Domestic fiction.

Click here for the answer.

Book 9 subject headings:


World War, 1939-1945--Ukraine--Fiction

Jewish families--Fiction



Young men--Fiction

Click here for the answer.

Book 10 subject headings:

Teenage girls--Fiction

African American women--Fiction

Maternal deprivation--Fiction

Race relations--Fiction



South Carolina--Fiction

Click here for the answer.

Book 11 subject headings:


Iraq War, 2003-2011--Fiction

Football and war--United States--Fiction

Click here for the answer.

Intrigued? All of these books are available in Roesch Library or can be requested through OhioLINK. 

For more information about subject headings, see the Related Links section. 

- Kevin Cretsos, Catalog Management Assistant

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