Users coming to our library catalogs are more often looking for materials dealing with particular subjects rather than seeking specific titles or authors. Therefore, when we prepareour catalogs we must take special care to use terminology which will best retrieve this material. We must pay special attention to the "aboutness" of each item in order to select themost precise term.
Bowen, Dorothy N., "Changes in the 17th Edition of Sears List of Subject Headings" (2002). Curriculum and Instruction Faculty and Staff Scholarship. Paper 20.