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Gaming and Gamification: Gaming & Gamification Books @ Schoolcraft

Gaming and Gamification Books @ Schoolcraft

Catalog Search (w/ Tips and Tricks)

Use the library's catalog to search for Gaming and Gamification materials.


Class/Call Number

Games and amusements

GV 1199-1570

Hobbies (General)

GV 1201.5

Children's games and amusements

GV 1203-1220.8

Indoor games and amusements

GV 1221-1469.63

Card games: Poker, patience, whist, etc.

GV 1232-1299

Gambling. Chance and banking games

GV 1301-1311

Board games. Move games (Including chess, go, checkers, etc.)

GV 1312-1469

Computer games. Video games. Fantasy games

GV 1469.15-1469.62

Parties. Party games and stunts

GV 1470-1511

Electronic computers. Computer science QA 75.5-76.95 


Tips to keep in mind when searching:

1) Searching for "Gaming" under the Key Word or Subject criteria will not always give you the best results.

2) Instead, if you are searching for Gaming and Gamification materials available in our library's collection, then use one or more of the following Subject Headings:

  • Computer games
  • Computer games industry
  • Electronic games
  • Electronic games industry
  • Internet games
  • Motion pictures and video games
  • Three-dimensional display systems
  • Video games
  • Video games and children
  • Video games in art
  • Video games industry
  • Virtual reality

3) As you explore our holdings, you'll discover more specific Subject Headings, such as: 

  • Computer games -- Design
  • Computer games -- Programming
  • Video games -- History
  • Computer games -- psychological aspects
  • Video games -- social aspects
  • Video games and children
  • Video games -- Law and legislation

These help narrow the focus of the search and can be helpful if you have a specific topic or genre you're interested in exploring. If you want to know all of the Subject Headings for a particular item in our catalog, then click the Catalog Record tab in the item's record. You can click on one of the Subject Headings and it will bring up a list of all the other items in the library that have the same Subject Heading.

Important Note: Keep in mind that some of these subject searches will return mostly (if not all) ebooks and online resources. If you are only interested in book results, then select BOOK under the "Format" option on the Advanced Search page. This will get rid of all the ebook and online resource results and only provide you a list of books under the selected subject.