•Subject Headings are comprised of a key term, such as “United States. Army”, and are occasionally followed by more precise subject subdivisions (sometimes
indicted by dashes). In the
previous slide the subdivision for the first Subject Heading is “History”, followed by “Civil War,
databases will index Subject
Headings that have been used to catalog their material.
•Utilizing search methods,
such as Truncation or Limiters, may also reveal relevant terms to use for database searches.