Sears List of Subject Headings

Sears List of Subject Headings

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The standard thesaurus of subject terminology for small and medium-sized libraries since 1923.

Last published in 2014, this new update is filled with new subject headings created in the last four years. Delivering a core list of key headings, together with patterns and examples to guide the cataloger in creating further headings as required, Sears List of Subject Headings has been the standard thesaurus of subject terminology for small and medium-sized libraries for almost a century.

This essential resource features:

Easy-to-use thesaurus-like format, with an emphasis on subject terms that makes sense to catalogers
Helpful guidance on which subject terms to use for thousands of categories of information
Helpful notes outlining USED FOR, SEE ALSO, BROADER TERM, NARROWER TERMS, and RELATED TERM
Scope Notes to clarify the specialized use of a term or to distinguish between terms that might be confused RDA compliant



The 22nd edition of the Sears List features expanded coverage for developing topics, as well as updated headings in some areas. Special attention has been paid to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics):

Cloud Computing
Functional Equations
Human-Computer Interaction
Information Theory
Near-Earth Objects
Streaming Technology
Virology



NEW TO THIS EDITION
Always keeping in mind the ultimate goal of meeting the changing needs of library users, this new edition includes hundreds of new subject headings corresponding to current literature and cataloger expectations, with a particular focus on expanding terms in the area of:

Canadian Topics
Computer Science
Current Events
Diversity
Literature Genre
Music
Pop Culture
Science
Technology



It is only by being flexible and expandable that Sears List has been able over the years to fill the needs of a wide variety of libraries around the world. The Principles of Sears List is included in this volume, outlinging the theoretical foundations of the Sears List and providing a concise introduction to subject cataloging in general. This introduction is recommended reading about the fundamentals of subject cataloging.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 946 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 60.96mm | 2,458.47g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 22nd Revised edition
  • 1682172341
  • 9781682172346
  • 1,460,612

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"I have written many times about the excellence of the "Principles of the Sears List of Subject Headings," (xv-xli), which has been included in the preliminary pages of every edition beginning with the ninth edition. It is one of the reasons why all institutions that teach subject analysis and all libraries with untrained technical services staff should buy Sears..." - Technicalities
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