English 001 A: Black Identity and the African Diaspora: Find Search Terms

Subject Headings

SEARCH TERMS

EXAMPLES

Afro Brazilians

Blacks and Latin America

Afro Mexicans

African Diaspora and
South America

Black Diaspora

Afro Latinos

Hip Hop and Africa


 

 

Soul Food and
African Americans and
Africa

Kwanzaa and Food

Pan-Africanism

Hip Hop and Mexico

Hip Hop and Brazil

Multiracial and  Black people

African political movements and
Black political movements

African-American and
Africa and
dance and connections

Hip Hop and Cuba

Black Identity and the African Diaspora

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