See our Super Searching guide for tips on constructing good keyword searches.
Examples for this course:
"sustainable cities" AND develop*
malaria AND DDT
Alaska AND (mines OR mining OR mineral*)
bee* AND collapse
Run Time: 3:45
Subject Headings are terms that are most commonly used to describe the topic that a resource covers. Unlike keywords, which are user generated, subject headings are created and maintained by an authoritative institution. Since Williams Libraries, and most academic libraries, organizes our resources using the Library of Congress Classification, we also utilize Library of Congress Subject Headings to provide access to our collections by subject. Subject headings are arranged systematically, and can be useful tools to help browse the collection by topic. Subject headings for each resource are located in the "Details" section of the catalog record, under "Subjects."
Subject Heading searches:
Examples of relevant subject headings for this course:
Genetically Modified Foods
Endangered Species Act Of 1973
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011