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WRT 302: New Media, Gaming & Social Networking: Books

resources and research tips for social networking, gaming, visual rhetoric, and new media

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Subject Headings

Did you know that in addition to using a keyword search to find material you can also use a subject heading search to find material that a keyword search might miss?

On the library catalog basic search page use the drop down menu  to change the search from Keyword Anywhere to Subject Keywords.

Or once you find an book that looks promising check the subject headings that the item is tagged with. Click on the subject heading and proceed to find all the material in the catalog with that subject heading.

You can also use subject searches when searching for articles in databases. You can even combine keyword and subject searches in one query to get very focused results.

Examples of subject headings that might be helpful for this class:


  • Book industries and trade -- Social aspects -- History
  • Books and reading -- Social aspects -- History
  • Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Booksellers and bookselling -- United States
  • Capitalism -- Social aspects
  • Cellular telephone systems -- Social aspects
  • Computer crimes -- Prevention
  • Computer viruses
  • Computer security
  • Computers and Civilization
  • Copyright infringement -- History
  • Education, Higher -- Effect of technological innovations on -- United States
  • Fantasy games -- Social aspects
  • Internet -- Social aspects
  • Internet games -- Social aspects
  • Intellectual property infringement -- History
  • MP3 (Audio coding standard) -- Social aspects
  • Music -- Social aspects
  • Music -- 21st century -- History and criticism
  • Music and technology
  • Piracy (Copyright)
  • Piracy (Copyright) -- History
  • Popular culture -- 21st century
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Role playing -- Social aspects
  • Second Life (Game) -- Social aspects
  • Shared virtual environments -- Case studies
  • Shared virtual environments -- Social aspects
  • Software piracy -- History
  • Sound recordings -- Pirated editions
  • Subculture
  • United States -- Intellectual life
  • User-generated content -- Social aspects
  • Video games
  • Video games -- Political aspects
  • Video games -- Psychological aspects
  • Video games -- Study and teaching
  • Video games -- Social aspects
  • Video games for women
  • Video games industry -- Social aspects
  • Virtual reality
  • War games

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