Ethnic groups and Library of Congress subject headings

Beall, Jeffrey Ethnic groups and Library of Congress subject headings. Colorado Libraries, 2006, vol. 32, n. 4, pp. 37-44. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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One of the challenges of studying ethnic groups is the abundant and changing terminology associated with these groups and their study. This article explains the Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH) that relate to ethnic groups, ethnology, and ethnic diversity and how they are used in libraries. A database that uses a controlled vocabulary, such as LCSH, can be invaluable when doing research on ethnic groups, because it can help searchers conduct searches that are precise and comprehensive.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: ethnic groups ; Library of Congress subject headings ; LCSH ; diversity
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
Depositing user: Jeffrey Beall
Date deposited: 16 Jan 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:06


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