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Youth Studies Subject Headings

In OneSearch and in the traditional Book Catalog you can focus your search by changing "All Fields" to "Subject" and type in your desired subject. Some examples of Youth Studies related subject terms:

  • Youth History
  • Mass media and teenagers
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Stress in adolescence
  • Youth with disabilities

Subject headings may drill down to more specific topics. For example, Adolescence or Youth includes the following sub-topics:

  • Youth -- History
  • Youth -- Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Youth -- Statistics
  • Youth-- Social Conditions
  • Youth -- Cross-cultural studies
  • Youth - -Services for
  • Adolescence -- United States
  • Adolescence -- Social aspects
  • Adolescence -- Sexual behavior

Why do a "Subject" Search?

Subjects, also called Controlled Vocabulary, are the authoritative or preferred way to name a subject in a database or a library catalog.

Instead of multiple keywords, subjects offer one precise term for searching.