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Leadership Studies: Subject Headings

Begin research in leadership science through books and articles found through the library Web site. Find guides on searching for books and articles, both in print and online.

Search Term Suggestions

USE   

  • Leadership [quality, power, or ability to lead others :used for leadeship effectiveness, qualities or responsibilites]
  • Leadership -- Case studies
  • Leadership -- Moral and ethical aspects
  • Leadership -- Religious aspects
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational effectiveness

FOR A NARROWER SEARCH TRY

  • Christian leadership
  • Corporate culture
  • Educational leadership
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Office politics
  • Political leadership

FOR A BROADER SEARCH TRY

  • Ability
  • Management

OR, TRY OTHER SUBJECTS

  • Authority
  • [Biographies of leaders]
  • Command of troops [exercise of military leadership]

General Search Strategies

Searching in the OPAL catalog for your topic:  

SUBJECT AND KEYWORD searches are not the same. The catalog uses controlled vocabularies for subjects. Keywords are natural language. If you find an appropriate book using a keyword find similar books by searching the same subject headings.

A CONTROLLED VOCABULARY like Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) helps ensure the same topics are described using a formalized terminology. The terms are based on broad and narrow topics. Other controlled vocabularies include: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), or LC subject headings for children's literature.

SEARCH TIPS  on the catalog page explain combining words for the most efficient way to find what you need. Or, look at the help link to decide how to search.

MARKING RECORDS enables you to save to a list then print or email a selected group of items.

A BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD  in the online catalog will give important information including the title, author, publisher, publication date, subject headings and the Dewey decimal call number. 

THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM is a classification scheme used to organize books. Other libraries may use the Library of Congress Classification System.