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

Writing Assignment #3, A Headed Research Paper

Topic Worksheet


Topic Worksheet

Subject Headings


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)


Philip Dick

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep


Androids or Robots

Artificial Intelligence


"Self aware*"

Turing Test

Sentience or Consciousness

Virtual Reality



Cold War or Nuclear War




Boolean Operators


Boolean Operators: Search with AND, OR, NOT


Searching tricks


Searching term tricks

*   Expand the word you are searching to include plurals. etc.: Apocalyp* gives you Apocalyptic, Apocalypse

"quotes"   Use for phrases: "Phillip Dick"

OR   Use for either or searching: Androids or Robot

And   Use to combine terms you want to have: Apocalyp* and scifi

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!)

      Not Alien or invasion