Anthropology 001 (Casqueiro): Search Terms

Poster Project for Nancy Casqueiro's class

Keyword Search Terms

EXAMPLES

genetic engineering

human reproductive technology

human biology

bear* AND evolution

reptiles AND evolution

animal behavior

mummies AND chile

forensic sciences

biological anthropology

physical anthropology

 

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.

EXAMPLES

Human Biology AND Life Cycle AND Evolution

Human Evolution AND Life Cycle

Human Development AND Evolution

Keyword Search v. Subject Search

KEYWORD SEARCH

  • Good place to start if you do not know the terms a catalog or database uses for your topic 
  • Keywords are any significant word or phrase you think of to describe your topic
  • Use when searching for very new concept or jargon, like twitter
  • Searches for terms anywhere in the record
  • Broadens search results but may retrieve irrelevant materials
  • Usually the default search
  • More flexible search
  • May yield too many or too few results depending on keywords used

 

SUBJECT SEARCH

  • Best way to ensure you get all applicable documents in a catalog or article database
  • Search terms (a.k.a. subject headings) must come from the database's thesaurus
  • Use when you are searching for a broad concept, like global warming
  • Searches for terms in subject field only
  • Narrows search results but retrieves all relevant materials available
  • Usually available from advanced search screens
  • Less flexible search
  • Need to know the exact controlled vocabulary term

LC Subject Search Terms

EXAMPLES

biological anthropology

physical anthropology

Autopsy
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Sciences

Forensic Genetics
Human Remains
Mummies

DNA

DNA Analysis

DNA Extraction

DNA evolution

DNA Polymorphisms

Human DNA

DNA Fingerprinting

DNA Repair

Forensic Genetics

Primates

Primates—Evolution

Fossil Primates

Natural Selection

Adaptation (Biology)

Sexual Selection

Mutation (Biology)

Evolution (Biology)

[Note: Advice from Norman, the Librarian, for the next search term, search ALL of OneSearch.  You may then need to limit your search]

Vestigial Organs 

Morphology

Human Biology

Life Cycle

 

Geochronometry (used for dating fossils)

Natural Selection

Adaptation (Biology)

Sexual Selection

Mutation (Biology)

Genetics

Extinct Animals

Animal Cloning

Extinction

Language and Languages--Origin

Cave Paintings

Mutagens

Mutagenesis

Adaptation (Physiology)

Genes
Genetics
Human genetics
Human molecular genetics
Genetic Engineering
Cloning
Stem Cells
Human Embryo

 Instinct (behavior)

Human Evolution

Primates

Primates--Behavior

Primates--Evolution

 Homo Erectus

Homo Erectus--Evolution

Ethnicity

Ethnic Groups

Population Groups

Evolution (Biology)

Brain--Evolution

Cognition

 Apes

Australopithecus afarensis
Cro-Magnons
Hominids
Homo ergaster
Human beings -- Origin
Neanderthals
Paleoanthropology
Physical anthropology
Prosimians

Gorillas

Orangutans

 

 

Homosexuality--Genetic Aspects

Cancer--Genetic Aspects

 

 

Autopsy
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Sciences
Human Remains
Mummies

Brain--Evolution

Cognition in Animals

Autopsy
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Sciences
Human Remains
Mummies

Insects 

Evolution (Biology)

 

 

Primates

FERTILIZATION in vitro

Color Blindness

Genetic Disorders

Evolution (Biology)

Whales

Ring-tailed Lemur

Social behavior in Animals

Gorillas

Bonobos

baboons behavior

Koko (gorilla)

Human animal Communication

Animal Communication

Animal Intelligence

Twins

Dinosaurs

Natural Selection

Adaptation (Biology)

Sexual Selection

Language and Languages--Origin

Social Evolution

 

 

 

 

Prehistoric Art

Primitive Art

Cave Paintings

 

Darwin, Charles

Finches

Galapagos Islands

 

Alligators

Snakes

Primates--Behavior

Transplantation

Xenotransplantation

Transplantation of Organs, Tissues, etc.

Cancer--Genetic Aspects

Sex Chromosomes

Chromosome Abnormalities

Genetic Aspects

Turner's Syndrome

X Chromosome

Klinifelter's Syndrome

Tumors in Children

Leukemia

Tay-Sachs disease

homo erectus

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Apes AND water AND evolution

Snakes AND evolution

Nutrition

Human Population Genetics

 

archaeology

 baboons

Cave Paintings

Otzi

Ice Mummies

Bog Bodies

cognition in animals

human evolution

human animal relationships

fossil hominids

apes evolution

primates evolution

primates behavior

primates psychology

primates adaptation

animal models in research

homo erectus evolution

Neanderthals

Paleoanthropology

Social evolution

Human evolution

Human beings origin

Skull anatomy

Fossils models

Skulls models

Sasquatch

Gigantopithecus

 


Fossil Man

Human Population Genetics
Man, Prehistoric
Paleoclimatology
Paleontology
Prehistoric Peoples
Primates—Evolution
Women Evolution

Chimpanzees Psychology
Cognition in Animals
Goodall Jane
Gorilla Behavior
Gorillas Psychology
Human animal
Communication
Primates Evolution

 

 

Genetially Modified Foods

Down Syndrome

Habitat (ecology)

Captive Wild Animals

Conservation