Communication Studies 046 (Eisenberg-Todd): Search Terms

TOPIC: POVERTY

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.

EXAMPLES:

poverty AND indicators

poverty AND thresholds

"poverty line" AND factors

OR

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.

EXAMPLES:

Poverty -- United States
Poverty

Poor youth
Urban youth

Poor youth -- United States -- Case studies
Urban youth -- United States -- Case studies

Public welfare--United States--History--20th century
Poverty--Government policy--United States--History--20th century
Economic assistance, Domestic--United States--History--20th century
Poor--Political activity--United States--History--20th century