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The goal of this exercise is to demonstrate that you can use the subject terms or thesaurus feature in a database. After you choose a topic, look for subject terms that are assigned to articles in the database you are using. You should complete the  Exploring Search Terms form below as you  identify useful terms that lead to sources of information about your topic.

Exploring Search Terms



Two possible subject terms to use in finding articles

1. ____________________________ 2. _____________________________  

What terms are listed in the database’s subject headings or thesaurus?

1. ____________________________ 2. _____________________________

Which term widens the scope of the search? __________________________



Which term narrows the scope of the search?______________________________________________


Useful search terms __________________________________________________________________


Misleading search terms ______________________________________________________________

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