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Search By Subject Headings!

Are you having trouble finding relevant articles with your keyword searches? Try searching by subject headings. It’s an effective way to find focused information on any topic.

In this chapter you will learn: 
  • How using subject headings can help you find more focused information
  • How field searching can make your results more manageable
  • How searching in different databases can return more relevant results

What is a Subject Heading?

Subject headings are standardized tags that describe the content of an item. You can use these tags to find material on the same topic regardless of the words used in the material’s text.

Hot TipYou can search by
subject headings in
most databases for more
relevant and focusted results.


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