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Subject Headings

These are the official Library of Congress Subject Headings that you can use for many of your searches in our databases. You would find subject headings such as these by browsing through the Library of Congress Subject Headings books or browsing the "Catalog Record" of every title found in our Library Catalog  (Onotlogy is the subject term for "Being in the Present," for example).
Library of Congress Subject Headings books

EXAMPLES

Ontology

Meditation

Contemplation

Relaxation

Spiritual Life

Prayer

Occupy Protest Movements

Occupy Wall Street Protest Movement

Demonstrations

Arab Spring Uprisings

Arab Countries--History

Islamic Countries

Civil Rights

Resistance to Government

Demonstrations

Online Social Networks

Happiness

Cheerfulness

Contentment

Pleasure

Well-Being

Joy

 

Conduct of Life

Benevolence

Caring

Charity

Courage

Forgiveness

Honor

Kindness

Patience

Sharing

Thoughtfulness

Worldliness

Success

Success--Psychological Aspects

Self-Actualization (Psychology)

Self-Realization

Excellence

Fear of Success

Successful People

Success in Popular Culture

Self-Help Materials

 

Motivation (Psychology)

Expectation (Psychology)

Incentive (Psychology)

Motivation in Education

Stress (Psychology)

Anxiety

Burnout (Psychology)

Stress Tolerance (Psychology)

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Hyperactive Children

Attention-deficit disorder in adolescence

Attention-deficit disorder in children

Adulthood

Organic Foods

Natural Foods

Food

Slow Food Movement

Nicotine Addiction

Tobacco Use

Smoking

Intuition Obama, Barack

Self-Esteem

Identity (Psychology)

Time Management

Deadlines

Work-Life Balance

Pacing Strategies (Education)

Time Pressure

Leadership

Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Change (Psychology)

Self-confidence

Self-reliance

Confidence

Sound

Sounds

Noise

Music--Acoustics and Physics

Vibration

Affirmations

Self-help techniques

Self-management (Psychology)

Self-Talk

Compulsive Shopping

Compulsive Behavior

Shopping

Simplicity

Conduct of Life

Self-Acceptance

Commitment (Psychology)

Self-Efficacy

California

Educational Programs

Child Rearing

Child Care

Discipline of Children

Moral Education

Parenting

Discipline

Mental Discipline

College Discipline

Determination (Personality Trait)

Addiction

Video Games

Insomnia

Sleep Deprivation

Global Warming

Recycling

Plastic Bottles

Water Bottles

Environment

Pollution

Health Education

Children

Obesity

Prosthesis

Artificial Joints

Hearing Aids

Automobiles

Pollution

Air--Pollution

Health

Food

Nutrition

Cyborgs

Persons

Motivation (Psychology)

Physical Fitness

Exercise

Ego (Psychology)

Superego (Psychology)

Id (Psychology)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Errors

Learning

Trust

Consciousness

Procrastination

Stress (Psychology)

Music

Music Therapy

Deafness

Positivism

Health

Exercise

Fitness

Stress

Nutrition

Time Management

Deadlines

Punctuality

Scheduling

Tardiness

 

Quantum Theory
 

What "search terms" to use?

Using the correct words to search will help you find relevant information. Different authors and search tools use different words to describe the same concepts, so it is useful to have a list of similar and related terms in your arsenal when you set out to search for relevant information. The process of creating these alternative terms is called brainstorming terms or concept mapping.

EXAMPLE

Happiness AND Success

Arab Spring Uprisings AND Online Social Networks

Keywords

While not official subject headings, these keywords can be very fruitful for your research. Try to also think of other terms such as these. Keyword searches look at all the information in the book or article record including title, author, abstract, table of contents, etc. It always helps to think of synonyms, as the way one person would describe something is not the same way another would.

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