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  • You should be able to correctly arrange subject terms in a subject tree hierarchy.
  • You should be able to browse the subject headings and paste a subject heading into the search field.
  • You should evaluate the usefulness of a specific subject term in obtaining the results that will be useful in your research.
  • You should use the hierarchies of broader and narrower terms and state how such exploration helped you obtain relevant results.


Assessment of concepts covered in Subject Terms Searching Lecture

1. If a subject term is used in a search rather than a keyword, the results returned will be

a. more broad b. less broad

2. In a hierarchy of subject terms, the broadest term is listed above other terms

a. true b. false

3. When a search term is entered into a database and a search performed, the database chooses items at random to include in the results list

a. true b. false

4. Which of the two terms below has a broader meaning?

a. fresh water resources b. streams

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