English 007 (Webster)--Elections: Search Terms

Library of Congress Subject Headings (Needs to Be Modified for Webster's Class)

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

 

Voting Rights Act

Suffrage

Voter Identification Laws

 

Special Interest Groups

Koch Industries

Labor Unions--Political Activity

 

 

Millennials

Older People

African Americans
Asian Americans
Hawaiians
Polynesians
Pacific Islanders
Hispanic Americans
Mexican Americans

Indians of North America

Sioux

Whites

Blacks

Racially Mixed People

Race Identity

 

 

Political Parties

Political Campaigns

Electioneering

Democratic Party

Republican Party

Third Parties

Green Party

Libertarian Party

Whig Party

Know-Nothing Party

 

Voting

Young Adults--Political Activity

Unaffiliated Voters

Partisanship

 

 

 

Right-Wing Extremists

Left-Wing Extremists

Conservatism

Progressivism

 

Political Candidates

Clinton, Hillary

Trump, Donald

Sanders, Bernie

Stein, Jill

Johnson, Gary

Jefferson, Thomas

Roosevelt, Theodore

Smith, Margaret Chase

Chisholm, Shirley

Electoral College

Election Results

Election Recounts

Contested Elections

 

Social Justice

Equality

Distributive Justice

Equality Before the Law

Justice

 

 

Social Advocacy

Civil Rights Movements

Protest Movements

Social Movements

Peace Movements

 

 

Social Classes

Social Class

Working Class

Poverty

Poor

Well-Being

Luxury

Income 

 

 

Race Relations

Ethnic Relations

Cultural Relations

Racial minorities

Racial Awareness

Discrimination

Cultural Awareness

Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement

 

Criminal Justice, Administration of

Police

Criminal Procedure

Criminal Law

Crime

Sentences (Criminal Procedure)

Due Process of Law--United States

Prisoners

Inmates of Institutions

Detentions of Persons

Prisons

Prisoners--Legal Status

Ex-Convicts--Civil Rights

 

 

Social Classes

Social Class

Working Class

Poverty

Poor

Well-Being

Luxury

Income 

Power (Social Sciences)

Community Power

Corporate Power

Communities

Political Participation


 
 

 

Police Brutality

Stop & Frisk (Police Method)

Police Questioning--United States

Interviewing in Law Enforcement

Confession (Law)--United States

 

   

 

       

 

       

 

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.

Native Americans

Alt-Right

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

Social ClassAND Sentencing

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