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 EbscoHost Academic, the Stetson Library Catalog, and WorldCat, an international catalog of library catalogs.
Subject Terms in EbscoHost Academic
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.
Finding Subject Terms in EbscoHost Academic
From the initial search screen in EbscoHost Academic you can readily access the database's Subject Terms.
Entering a Term
In the Browsing box, enter the term of interest.
Obtaining the Appropriate Subject Term
Note that term "Wind Energy" is not used. The EbscoHost Academic Subject Term is "Wind Power."