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Subject Searching in Academic Search Complete

Using Subject Terms can focus your searching efficiently and improve your results.

Why Use Subject Terms?

Although you can retrieve useful information by Keyword searching, your results can be better focused quite often by using the appropriate Subject Terms related to the topic of interest.

Subject Searching is effective in periodical databases, such as EBSCOHostAcademic, the Stetson Library Catalog, and WorldCat, an international catalog of library catalogs.

Find Subject Terms in Academic Search Complete

EBSCOHost Academic is a comprehensive periodical database covering a wide range of academic and other subjects.  The database includes full-text of the majority of the items included. 

From the initial search screen in EBSCOHost Academic you can readily access the database's Subject Terms.

Enter a Term

In the Browsing box, enter the term of interest.

Get the Appropriate Subject Term

Note that term "Wind Energy" is not used.  The EbscoHost Academic Subject Term is "Wind Power."

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