English 102 (Hicks) -- Warriors Don't Cry: Search Terms

Finding information on the Civil Rights Movement, school integration, and related topics.

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. Library of Congress Subject Headings books


School Integration

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Segregation in Education

Discrimination in Education

Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)         

Race Relations

Civil Rights Movements

Little Rock (Ark.)

Bates, Daisy



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.

Little Rock Nine



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.


Civil Rights 

AND Education