English 007 (Langdon): Zuni Man-Woman and Raising Cain: Search Terms

LCSH History

Library of Congress Subject Headings

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

 

Sex Role

Gender Role

Sex Differences

Androgyny

Sexual Division of Labor

Sex Role in Children

Gender Identity

 

Femininity

Feminism

Girls--Psychology

Teenage Girls--Psychology

Girls--Family Relationship

Nineteenth Century

Victorian Period

Matriarchy

Matrilineal Kinship

Matrilocal Residence

Women

Women's Rights

Gender Identity

Third Gender

Androgynes

Binary Gender System

 

 

 

Homosexuality

 

Transgenderism

 

Gay Men

 

Lesbians

 

Transgender People

 

Two-Spirit People

Social Structure

Social Aspects

Cross-Cultural Studies

Conduct of Life

Social Conditions

Sexual Behavior

Mate Selection

 

Indians of North America

Zuni Indians

Zuni (North Americian People)

Pueblo Indians

Pueblo Peoples

 

Emotions in Children

Emotions in Adolescence

Masculinity

Boys--Psychology

       
         
         

 

       

 

       

 

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

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

Gender Role AND Child Rearing

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