“The world worries about disability more than disabled people do.”
~ Warwick Davis
The SCF Libraries Catalog (Quick Search) and the Library Databases use specific terms or keywords to help organize items that are similar in subject. Those terms help users discover more sources related to a particular topic. Think of it as "hashtags" that we used since before hashtags existed!
However, keep in mind that this shared vocabulary is a product of society, based within a historically white profession and culture. Some terms are dated and might be offensive or inappropriate for current standards. There are librarians involved in social justice work who seek to disband antiquated and offensive terms, but that is a work in progress.
"Keyword/subject terms" evolve over time as society changes and research develops.
Terms that refer to specific groups have changed over time, for example, the use of "crippled" or "handicapped" has evolved into "people with disabilities", or more specific terms, such as "hearing impaired" or "blind", etc.
Remember, when you find a good article, ebook, evideo or website, keep track of the keywords used in that source and search using those terms too. Different databases use different keywords so rotating and trying different terms is important.
*Note: The quotation marks (" ") around two or more words help to keep those words together in the search.
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