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Library and Information Science: Using the thesaurus

Using LISA's thesaurus

To discover the subject headings for your topic in LISA:

  • Next to the Advanced Search heading, click on Thesaurus
  • enter a likely term for your topic
  • when a heading is displayed, click on Show Details to see all the broader, narrower, and related headings.

Also, check out the University of Maryland's tutorial "Using a Database Thesaurus" for basic instruction.

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Duncan Stewart
Duncan Stewart
Cataloging-Metadata Main Library 5020
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
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