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FYSP 175 - Devised and Community-based Theater

Keyword Searching

Use the * (asterisk) to find variant endings to search terms.


will retrieve:  drama, dramas, dramatic, dramatically

Use " " (quotation marks) to keep phrases together.

"crown heights"

Use OR between synonymous or similar terms

theater or theatre

Subject Headings

Subject Headings or Descriptors are standardized terms assigned to concepts for the purpose of searching in databases.

They can be more effective and efficient than keywords alone because they are assigned by humans, not randomly occurring.

Selected examples from the OBIS & OhioLINK Catalogs:

American Drama - 21st century

[nationality] Drama

Political plays

Theater - political aspects

Theater and society