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subject searching

A subject search involves searching for a "subject heading" in a database. A subject heading is a consistent term used when there are several ways to state a concept. For example, the disease AIDS may also be called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Look in the database thesaurus to find a subject heading for your topic.

Subject Search: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.


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