English 001 A (Olmedo): Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep: Search Strategies


Topic Worksheet


Subject Headings

Some official subject headings related to your research. 

Library of Congress Subject Headings books

  • Science Fiction, American
  • Life on other planets--Fiction
  • Androids--Fiction
  • Apocalyptic literature


  • Androids
  • Artificial intelligence

  • Artificial life
  • Technology--Social aspects
  • Human beings--Effect of environment on

  • Subliminal perception

  • Perception (Philosophy)

  • Commodification

  • Consumption (Economics)


Boolean Operators: Search with AND, OR, NOT



Searching term tricks

*   Expand the word you are searching to include plurals. etc.: Pakis* gives you Pakistan, Pakistani 

"quotes"   Use for phrases: "Nobel Peace Prize"

OR   Use for either or searching: Child or teen

And   Use to combine terms you want to have: Educat* and Pakis*

Not   Use when you want to eliminate a word from your search (Warning: if you cut a word and it is in an article with words you want, you won't see that article!)