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Subject Searching

Most databases provide a list of approved subject headings, sometimes called a thesaurus. This is another way to find subject headings or descriptors for your topic.
Instead of searching "Native Americans" as a subject in the library catalog, you would use the approved subject heading "Indians of North America." The thesaurus for PsycINFO would show you that "American Indians" is the preferred descriptor in that database. Database subject headings
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