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Searching Databases Using Subject Headings

Library Research


Searching as Strategic Exploration is one Frame within Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education addressed in this library research exercise.

Knowledge Practices in this frame inform learners to: 

  • understand how information systems (i.e., collections of recorded information) are organized in order to access relevant information;
  • use different types of searching language (e.g., controlled vocabulary, keywords, natural language) appropriately.

Searching Databases Using Subject Headings is adapted from a WebQuest created by Steve Thompson, Outreach Librarian, Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois USA