English 001 (Treadwell): Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Search Terms

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Below are the official Library of Congress Subject Headings you may want to use.

 

African Americans
Asian Americans
Hawaiians
Pacific Islanders
Hispanic Americans
Mexican Americans

Indians of North America

Sioux

Whites

Blacks

Apartheid AND South Africa

 

 

 

Racially Mixed People

Race Identity

 

 

Stereotypes

Stereotypes (Social Psychology)

Age Stereotypes

Gender Stereotypes

 

 

 

 

 

Racism

Race Discrimination

Colorism

Prejudices

Sexism

Classism

Ageism

Heterosexism

Anti-Arabism

Anti-Asianism

 

Race Relations

Ethnic Relations

Cultural Relations

Racism

Prejudices

Racial minorities

Racial Awareness

 

Environmental Justice

 

Privatization

Water Utilities

Water Supply

Environmentalism

Environmental Protection

ir Pollution

Hazardous Waste Sites

Social Advocacy

Civil Rights Movements

Protest Movements

Social Movements

Peace Movements

Criminal Justice, Administration of

Police

Criminal Procedure

Criminal Law

Crime

 

Social Advocacy

Civil Rights Movements

Protest Movements

Social Movements

Peace Movements

Human Rights 

Human Rights Advocacy

Human Rights Workers

Political Activists

Welfare economics

Welfare State

Child Welfare

Old Age Assistance

Poor--Services for

Power (Social Sciences)

Community Power

Corporate Power

Communities

Political Participation

 

Health

Medical Care

Health Care Reform

Security (Psychology)

Job Security

Education AND

Higher

Primary

Secondary

Bilingual

Emigration and Immigration

Immigrants

Economic Indicators

Economic Forecasting

Poverty

Poor

Economics

Finance

Wealth

Well-Being

Luxury

Income

 

Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement

Police Questioning--United States

Interviewing in Law Enforcement

Confession (Law)--United State

Criminal Justice, Administration of

Police

Criminal Procedure

Criminal Law

Crime

Health

Medical Care

Health Care Reform

Security (Psychology)

Job Security

 

 

 
 

Social Justice

Equality

Distributive Justice

Enviornmental Justice

Prisoners

Inmates of Institutions

Detentions of Persons

Prisons

Welfare economics

Welfare State

Child Welfare

Old Age Assistance

Poor--Services for

 

Minimum Wage
Unskilled Labor
Labor and Laboring Classes
Hours of Labor
Working Class
Social Classes

Racial Wealth Inequality

 

Employees
Immigrants

Noncitizens
Aliens
Labor Economics
Contract Labor
Contract Employment
Alien Labor
Illegal Aliens
Work Environment

Labor Laws & Legislation
Union
Wages
Trade-Unions
Strikes & Lockouts

Equality

Equal Rights

Affirmative Action

 

 

Housing

Housing--Law & Legislation

Right to Housing

Housing--Fianance

 

 

Keywords

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.

Undocumented immigrants

Native Americans

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.

EXAMPLE

Classism AND Race

Apartheid AND South Africa

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.

EXAMPLE

Sex Differences AND Communication


If for some reason, you are getting results you do NOT want (say for example you want to find only articles on communication in opposite sex marriages) try a NOT search.  Librarians caution that NOT searches often also weed out articles that may have been relevant for you.  So only perform such searches if you have LOTS of results (say over ten that are in full text format):

EXAMPLE

Marriage NOT Same Sex