Keywords are the terms that you type into the search box in a library database. They are the essential terms for your idea, the most important words describing your topic.
Before you can begin searching for information in a resource, you need to identify keywords related to your topic.
Key terminology can be be found by scanning:
Subject headings are a good place to start searching for books and other materials in the catalog, but are not exhaustive. If you're not finding the results you want, try using a subject heading in Advanced Search to narrow subject results by language and date, or try a keyword search to potentially broaden the results.
Tip: you can also borrow subject terms for keyword searches outside of the catalog!
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Assumption.
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- History of doctrines
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Motherhood (Spiritual)
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Protestant interpretations
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Theology
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Titles.
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Virginity
Subheadings to add to a subject search to narrow results:
-- History of doctrines
-- Protestant interpretations