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English 007 (Foth) Research Paper on Films: 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


Motion Pictures

Motion Pictures & History


Motion Pictures & War

War Films

Anti-War Films

Military Films

Superhero Films


Romantic Comedy Films

Motion Pictures for Women




Science Fiction Films

Future in Motion Pictures

Technology in Motion Pictures

Science in Motion Pictures

Dystopian Films



Martial Arts in Motion Pictures

Multiculturalism in Motion Pictures

Hindi Films

Chinese Films

Japanese Films



Disney, Walt

Disney Films

Disney Characters

Motion Pictures & Children

Animated Films

Computer-Generated Imagery Films


Motion Pictures Producers & Directors

Hitchcock, Alfred

Polanski, Roman

Kubrick, Stanley

Scorsese, Martin

Lynch, David   



Race in Motion Pictures

Race Relations in Motion Pictures

African Americans in Motion Pictures

Racism in Motion Pictures

Interracial Marriages in Mass Media

Blacks in Motion Pictures

Asian Americans in Motion Pictures

Mexican Americans in Motion Pictures

Hispanic Americans in Motion Pictures


Gender in Motion Pictures

Men in Motion Pictures

Women in Motion Pictures

Gender Identity in Motion Pictures

Femininity in Motion Pictures

Masculinity in Motion Pictures

Human Sexuality in Motion Pictures

Transgenderism in Motion Pictures

LGBT Characters in Motion Pictures

LGBT Motion Pictures

Homosexuality in Motion Pictures

Other (Philosophy)

Transgender People in Motion Pictures

Muslims in Motion Pictures

Motion Pictures--Political Aspects

Identity (Psychology)

Immigrants in Motion Pictures

Social Criticism in Motion Pictures


African Americans
Asian Americans
Pacific Islanders
Hispanic Americans
Mexican Americans

Indians of North America

Racially Mixed People

Race Identity




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.


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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.


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