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Searching Databases Effectively: Subject Headings

Subject Headings

Usually labeled as “subject headings” or “descriptors,” these are standardized subject terms, assigned by the producers of many (but not all) databases. Use these standardized terms to refine a search, but omit capitalization and punctuation. Controlled vocabulary terms vary by database.

 

Females

Women

Cities and Towns--Growth

Shakespeare—Criticism

 

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