Subject Headings: Like tagging, only better
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Subject Headings: Like tagging, only better Presentation Transcript

  • 1. SUBJECTHEADINGSLIKE TAGGING.ONLY BETTER.
  • 2. WHEN ITEMS ARE ADDED TO DATABASESAND LIBRARY CATALOGS, THEY ARE INDEXED.
  • 3. H IS OFTE N INC LUDES:TBASIC CITATION INFORMATION ABSTRACT/SUMMARY CALL NUMBER SUBJECT HEADINGS
  • 4. SUBJECT HEADINGSARE ESSENTIALLY TAGS. sub jec t
  • 5. THESE TAGS TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUTWHAT THE ITEM IS ABOUT on rs ing Psyc holog cati Nu y Edu
  • 6. BUT THEY DON’T USEJUST ANY OLD WORDS
  • 7. THEY HAVE A LI STOF SPECIFIC WORDS
  • 8. BECAUSE I MIGHT TAG AN ITEM WITH -b om b A
  • 9. SOMEONE ELSEMIGHT TAG IT WITH Atom ic Bomb
  • 10. AND WE WOULD HAVE CHAOS.
  • 11. BY USING A LISTOF WORDS,
  • 12. WE CAN EASILYGROUP ITEMS ABOUT SIMILAR TOPICS. micB om Atomic om ic to Atom A A b b t Bom Bom ic Bomb b
  • 13. THE LIBRARY CATALOG USESLIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS
  • 14. DATABASES USUALLY HAVE THEIR OWNSUBJECT HEADINGS.
  • 15. LOOK FOR WORDS LIKE: H eadings Subjects Desc ripto he sau rus rs T
  • 16. YOU CAN COMBINESUBJ ECT HE ADINGS WITH KEYWORDSTO CREATE MORE COMPLEX SEARCH STRATEGIES
  • 17. DON’T FORGET THOSE OOLEANBOOLEAN OPERATORS!B
  • 18. A N D OR NOT
  • 19. QUESTIONS ?ASK YOURLIBRARIAN gvsu.edu/library
  • 20. CREDITSSlide One http://www.flickr.com/photos/devnull/175720109/sizes/o/