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English 001 (Henry): All About Love by bell hooks: Search Statements

Formulating a Search Statement

  1. Come up with Search Terms (concrete nouns or key concepts in usually no more than a two word phrase for each INDIVIDUAL search term).  A search statement should NEVER be a long phrase or sentence.
  2. For mulltiple search terms put AND in between each one: Climate Change AND United States
  3. As you search databases, look at the Subjects list and jot down key subject words.  You may want to use those terms instead for future searching.
  4. When searching an EBSCO database, look at the left column for search limiters and click on any key subject headings to further limit your search.


Next Step: Formulate The Statement

Minimum Wage AND Benefits AND United States AND Economy.

EBSCO Search Form

Limit Results with More Search Terms or Select Subjects on the Left side (in EBSCO Databases)

NOTE: Feel free to click on "Show More" for more subject heading suggestions students can select.  They can click in more than one checkbox.

For articles that are really on the mark, take note and jot down key subject headings below the article record.

Subject Headings below article

Note: If after reading an individual article, student wants to find more like that article, that's when they may want to look at what that article has CITED and then in Articles Plus, student can copy and paste an individual article title to see if that's available in the Library's full text collection.

Subject Headings


Romantic Love

Love and Romance


Man-Woman Relationships

Same-sex relationships

Interpersonal Relations

Social Norms

Cultural Values

Social Values

Manners and Customs

Moral Norms

Values (Ethics)


Gender differences in language

Communication and gender



Parent-Child Relationships



Social Media

Online Social Networks

Online Chat

Online Dating

Online Dating Services

Social Dating

Gender Role

Gender Role and Psycholoy

Gender Differences (Psychology)

Attitudes toward Gender Role

Gender Differences (Sociology)

Gender Roles & Society


Physical Abuse

Psychological Abuse