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BIS 402: Beer Culture & Chemistry

Library resources on beer history and chemistry.

Finding Resources in Library Catalog Search

There are tools to help search through ASU Library’s general collections and many databases. Using Library Catalog Search, resources can be found by specifying call number ranges, subjects, title, author, or keyword. One very effective way to find information on brewing history in the United States is to use subject headings provided by the Library of Congress. Call numbers can help refine your search as well.

Useful Subject Headings for American Beer Brewing History

Below is a list of Library of Congress Subject Headings that can aid in catalog searches of the collection.

Brewing Industry -- 
Brewing Industry United States
Brewing Industry Law and Legislation United States
Malt Liquors
Antitrust Law
Beer industry
Liquor industry
Alcoholic beverage industry
Malt liquors Law and Legislation United States
Brewing Industry United States Periodicals
Liquor Industry United States
Labor unions
Liquor laws
Propaganda, German
United States Brewers’ Association
Anheuser-Busch, Inc
Anheuser-Busch, in. History
Beer History
Beer Industry United States History
Busch Family
Brewing industry periodicals
Labor Unions United States
Beer United States
Brewing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

For legislation related to brewing, use the subject “Brewing industry -- Law and legislation -- United States.

Databases and Full Text Resources

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