Psychology-Counseling 015 (Lopez): Search Terms

Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings books

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).

 

EXAMPLES

Motivation (Psychology)

Expectation (Psychology)

Incentive (Psychology)

Motivation in Education

Stress (Psychology)

Anxiety

Burnout (Psychology)

Stress Tolerance (Psychology)

Time Management

Deadlines

Work-Life Balance

Pacing Strategies (Education)

Time Pressure

Punctuality

Scheduling

Tardiness

Success

Success--Psychological Aspects

Self-Actualization (Psychology)

Self-Realization

Excellence

Fear of Success

Successful People

Success in Popular Culture

Self-Help Materials

Meditation

Contemplation

Relaxation

Spiritual Life

Prayer

Happiness

Cheerfulness

Contentment

Pleasure

Well-Being

Joy

Procrastination

Positivism

 

 

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

Motivation AND Procrastinaiton 

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.

Healthy Lifestyles

Positive Thinking

Stress Relief