Whether you're looking on the Internet in your preferred search engine, or scrolling the library databases or catalog for a resource, it always helps to know how to find a resource. After all, how can you find an information resource if you do not know how or where to look for it? Keywords and subject headings get you to the resource faster, because you've begun by looking in the right place.
Below are two boxes that will help you as you conduct research or seek information about this topic. Consider using the suggested keywords when searching on this topic in an online database or on the Internet. Or, if you are working within a library, consider looking under the suggested Library of Congress subject headings to find resources.
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Suggested keywords to use when researching this topic:
socia media, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google +, Delicious, Cloud Computing, tweeting, posting, digital media, cloud computing, blogging, blog, electronic discovery, e-discovery, ESI, electronically stored information
Combine the above-listed keywords with any one or more of the following: attorneys, lawyers, legal, law, legislation, legal risk, or government to further refine your search.
In order to search the Gould Law Library catalog (OPAC) by Library of Congress Subject Heading, select "Subject" from the drop-down menu (instead of the default "Keyword" search) and then enter the subject heading of your choice. You may want to consider using the following subject headings to begin your research:
Digital media--Social aspects
Mass media--Social aspects
Mass media--Social aspects--Congresses
Mass media--Social aspects--Brazil
Mass media--Social aspects—Germany
Mass media--Social aspects--Germany (West)
Mass media--Social aspects--India
Mass media--Social aspects--Italy
Mass media--Social aspects--Japan
Mass media--Social aspects--Korea (South)
Mass media--Social aspects--United States
Social classes in mass media
Social conflict in mass media
Social media--Economic aspects
Social media--Law and legislation
Social problems in mass media
Social sciences in mass media
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media