English 102 (Rajaram)--Fall 2016: Search Terms

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

EXAMPLES

Compulsive Gamblers

Gamblers

Addicts

Compuslive Gamblers' Spouses

Compulsive Behavior

Impulsive Control Behavior

Gambling

Bullying

Cyberbullying

 

Fires--Accidents

Warehouses--Accidents

Fire Prevention

 

Victims

Victims of Family Violence

Family Violence

Victims of Crimes

Abused Children

Abused Men

Abused Teenagers

Abused Women

Adult Children

Abuse Victims

Sexual Abuse Victims

Child Sexual Abuse

Sex Crimes

Incest Victims

 

 

Video Gamers

Video Games

Electronic Games

Cheating at Video Games

Video Games and Children

Video Games and Teenagers

Video Games Industry

Computer Games

Dakota (North American People)

Sioux

Environmental Justice

Petroleum--Pipelines

Facebook (Online Social Network)

Twitter

Journalistic Ethics

Web Sites--Political Activity

Satire

Television News Programs--Parodies, imitations, etc.

Mass Media--Political Aspects

Political Satires

Social Media--Political Aspects

 

 

White Supremacy Movements--United States

Demagogues--History

Racism

Ethnocentrism

Prejudices

Race discrimination

Sexism

 

 

 

 

African Americans
Asian Americans
Pacific Islanders
Hispanic Americans
Mexican Americans

Indians of North America

Racially Mixed People

Race Identity

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.

Undocumented Immigrants

Native Americans

Fake News

Ghost Ship Fire

DAPL

 

 

 

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

Body Marking AND Tattoo Artists

White Supremacy Movements AND Steve Bannon

Pipelines--Petroleum and Sioux

Online Social Networks  AND Fake News AND 2016 Election

Pulse AND LGBT AND Gun Violence