Each database applies subject headings to articles, which allows you to search for articles by topic. By using a database's thesaurus, you can map your own key terms to the database's subject headings, which will allow you to find articles more efficiently.
Search for "career counsling" using the thesaurus within Business Source Elite, ERIC, or PsycINFO to find articles related to this class. Business Source Elite and ERIC both use the EBSCOhost interface, while PsycINFO uses the Ovid interface. See the videos below to learn more about how to use each interface.
For more information about subject headings, thesauri, or searching particular databases, see the following guides:
The most specific word or phrase for a topic/subject, from a list of controlled vocabulary. You can use subject headings to find articles on a within a database by using the database’s thesaurus.
Works on the same subject are grouped together so you can find relevant resources
See the following boxes on applying the use of subject headings for finding books and articles.
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