Subject Headings: Like tagging, only better

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Subject Headings: Like tagging, only better

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

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