Searching by Keyword - Advantages
- Keyword searching is useful when appropriate subject terms are unknown. Subject terms are words assigned to an article or a book by an indexer or cataloger.
- Keyword searching is a good way to identify appropriate subject terms for your concepts.
- Keyword searching is particularly advantageous for new concepts or buzzwords that have not been assigned subject terms.
- Common phrases, representing specific concepts, may also be used as keywords; for example, speaker of the house or latchkey children.