What are subject headings?
|Natural language||Library of Congress subject headings (controlled vocabulary)
|Biographies on African kings (all countries)||>||Africa--Kings and rulers--biography|
|Biographies from Communist German||>||Germany (East)--biography
|Biographical resources on the 2003 Iraq War||>||Iraq War, 2003-2011--biography|
How can subject headings help me find international biographic resources?
Hey! Sometimes the language in LC subject headings is offensive!
Yes. Library of Congress subject headings can sometimes demonstrate cultural or gender bias. This is a growing field of research in library & information sciences. Here's an interesting article on changes in subject headings:
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