Whether your search is limited to a single database or is as expansive as all of cyberspace, you won't find the intended results unless you use the words that work. Now in its second edition, Sara Knapp has updated and expanded this invaluable resource. Unlike any other thesaurus available, this popular guide offers a wealth of natural language options in a convenient, A-to-Z format. It's ideal for helping users find the appropriate word or words for computer searches in the humanities, social sciences, and business. The second edition has added more than 9,000 entries to the first edition's extensive list. Now, the Thesaurus contains almost 21,000 search entries New or expanded areas include broader coverage of business terms and humanities-including arts literature, philosophy, religion, and music.
Researchers have come to rely on this thesaurus to locate precise terms from the controlled vocabulary used to index the ERIC database. This, the first print edition in more than 5 years, contains a total of 10,773 vocabulary terms with 206 descriptors and 210 use references that are new to this edition. A popular and widely used reference tool for sets of education-related terms established and updated by ERIC lexicographers to assist searchers in defining, narrowing, and broadening their search strategies. The Introduction to the "Thesaurus" contains helpful information about ERIC indexing rules, deleted and invalid descriptors, and useful parts of the descriptor entry, such as the date the term was added and the number of times it has been used.