Sears List of Subject Headings, Hardback Book

Sears List of Subject Headings Hardback


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 catalogersHelpful guidance on which subject terms to use for thousands of categories of informationHelpful notes outlining USED FOR, SEE ALSO, BROADER TERM, NARROWER TERMS, and RELATED TERMScope Notes to clarify the specialized use of a term or to distinguish between terms that might be confused RDA compliantThe 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 ComputingFunctional EquationsHuman-Computer InteractionInformation TheoryNear-Earth ObjectsStreaming TechnologyVirologyNEW 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 TopicsComputer ScienceCurrent EventsDiversityLiterature GenreMusicPop CultureScienceTechnologyIt 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 946 pages
  • Publisher: H.W. Wilson Publishing Co.
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  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9781682172346

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