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English 102 (Rajaram)--Just Kids by Patti Smith: 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.  For finding items about someone, use Last Name, then first name Library of Congress Subject Headings Books


Smith, Patti

Mapplethorpe, Robert

Warhol, Andy

Joplin, Janis


Nineteen Sixties

Nineteen Seventies

New York (N.Y.)




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

New York City

Beat Poets

Postmodern Art

Bohemian New York

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.


Patti Smith AND Horses