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Human Rights in Northern Ireland

For the class ANTH 4620, ANTH 5620, and other researchers interested in human rights and Northern Ireland.

General Books on Human Rights in Northern Ireland

Why Do I Care About Subject Headings?

Because  librarians have already decided the exact words they will always use to describe a thing, despite the many different ways one might express an idea.  Everything in our catalog that is about that thing will have the same string of words attached to it. 

A book about how people live in Northern Ireland will always have the subject heading, "Northern Ireland -- Social Conditions" attached to it, so clicking that subject heading takes me straight to the rest of the books on the subject, without having to imagine those 10 other ways to say that. Nifty, eh?