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MSF 593 Market Microstructure : Advanced: Use Subject Terms

Subject Searching

Subject Term Example

Say you want to learn about green construction. Here are a list of "official" subject terms for that area:

  • CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
  • CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
  • DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
  • ENERGY CONSUMPTION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  • SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
  • SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

Note that none of them uses the term "green!"

Here's a quick way to find subject terms for your topic:

  1. Using a keyword search in the TITLE field for your topic (The TITLE field will help narrow your results to only the best ones.)
  2. Look at the citation (the brief description) information.
  3. Note the topics in the SUBJECT area that are similar to your keyword.
  4. Re-do your search using the Subject terms you noted. 

 

Keyword   Subject Terms
green ENERGY CONSUMPTION
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
construction CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

 

For the example above, there are two ways you can conduct your subject search:

 

1. Use the most common terms and perform a SUBJECT search (easiest)

 

 

 2. Use OR to contatenate all of the subject terms together (most accurate)

 

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