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 since 1923.
The world of libraries in the twenty-first century is already quite different
from what it was only recently. More information is available in machine-readable
form, and ready access to the Internet has changed the way many users seek and find
information. This new edition of Sears List of Subject Headings keeps pace by
including hundreds of new subject terms, all organized using language that makes
the most sense to the modern library researcher.
This essential resource features:
NEW TO THIS EDITION
This new edition has been developed by a diverse team of public and school librarians.
New headings in this edition aim to correspond more closely to current literature and library
patron search expectations, with a particular focus on expanding terms in the areas of:
Science, Technology, Engineering , Mathematics, Computer Science, Social Media, Health and Medicine,
Business, Education, and Diversity.
The Principles of Sears List, a 23-page insert in this volume, outlines the theoretical
foundations of the Sears List and provides a concise introduction to subject cataloging in general.
This introduction is “recommended-reading” for librarians seeking to learn more about the fundamentals of cataloging.
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