Making the Most of Subject Heading Searching

smile The advantage of a subject heading search is that it provides a more focused search.
frown Its disadvantage is that it's hard to know what LCSH term will be used for a topic.

A good strategy is:

  1. First, use your own terms in a keyword search.
  2. Then look at the records for books that are on your topic.
  3. Jot down any good subject terms that are listed and use them later in subject searches or
  4. Click on the linked subject term.