English 007 (Ficarra): Social Justice/Social Inequality: Search Terms

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Below are the official Library of Congress Subject Headings you may want to use.

 

Globalization

International Business Enterprises

International Market

International Trade

Corporate State

Human Rights 

Human Rights Advocacy

Human Rights Workers

Political Activists

Social Advocacy

Civil Rights Movements

Protest Movements

Social Movements

Peace Movements

Families

Extended Families

Men

Women

Children

Boys

Girls

Race Relations

Ethnic Relations

Cultural Relations

Racism

Prejudices

Racial minorities

Racial Awareness

Education AND

Higher

Primary

Secondary

Bilingual

Emigration and Immigration

Immigrants

Slavery

Human Trafficking

Forced Labor

Politics and War

War

International Relations

Peace

Political Science

Criminal Justice, Administration of

Police

Criminal Procedure

Criminal Law

Crime

Health

Medical Care

Health Care Reform

Security (Psychology)

Job Security

 

Social Service

Public Welfare

Charities

Human Services

Social Work With [insert group here]


 

Social Justice

Equality

Distributive Justice

Enviornmental Justice

Displacement (Psychology)

Displaced Workers

Relocation

Refugees

Welfare economics

Welfare State

Child Welfare

Old Age Assistance

Poor--Services for

 

Power (Social Sciences)

Community Power

Corporate Power

Communities

Political Participation

 


 

Teenagers—Employment
Students—Employment
Employees
Food Service Employees
Aliens
Labor Economics
Contract Labor
Contract Employment
Alien Labor
Illegal Aliens
Packing-House Workers
Work Environment
Labor Laws & Legislation
Union
Wages
Trade-Unions
Strikes & Lockouts
Minimum Wage
Unskilled Labor
Labor and Laboring Classes
Hours of Labor
Working Class
Social Classes

Environmentalism

Environmental Protection

Environmental Justice

Conservation

Air Pollution

Hazardous Waste Sites
 

Economic Indicators

Economic Forecasting

Poverty

Poor

Economics

Finance

Wealth

Well-Being

Luxury

Income

Homeless Children

Homeless Persons

Homeless Boys

Homeless Girls

Abandoned Children

Runaway Children

Prisoners

Inmates of Institutions

Detentions of Persons

Prisons

Hurricane Katrina, 2005

New Orleans (La.)

Emergency Management

Preparedness

Disaster Relief

Environmental Conditions

 

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.

Disaster Preparedness

Gay Marriage

Internet Privacy

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

Earthquakes AND California

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

Sex Differences AND Communication


If for some reason, you are getting results you do NOT want (say for example you want to find only articles on communication in opposite sex marriages) try a NOT search.  Librarians caution that NOT searches often also weed out articles that may have been relevant for you.  So only perform such searches if you have LOTS of results (say over ten that are in full text format):

EXAMPLE

Marriage NOT Same Sex