SCIS Subject Headings

SCIS Subject Headings is a comprehensive controlled vocabulary developed specifically to provide subject access in library catalogues in Australian and New Zealand schools. SCIS Subject Headings are used by SCIS Cataloguing Agencies when selecting or devising appropriate subject access for resources added to the SCIS database.

SCIS Subject Headings may be used by library staff in schools to assist in conforming to SCIS standards when assigning subject headings to local resources. It can also be used by other organisations or services that require a controlled vocabulary specifically designed for the subject analysis of educational and curriculum materials.

Additions and revisions to SCIS Subject Headings are announced quarterly in the Connections newsletter. For a detailed explanation of these revisions, see the latest subject heading lists.
Users are encouraged to ICON - DOCpropose new subject headings

Features of SCIS Subject Headings

  • enhanced user search and navigation experience
  • terms and phrases regularly updated to reflect changes in society, technology, trends and attitudes
  • extensive cross referencing from non-allowed to allowed terms and from allowed terms to related terms
  • includes subject headings specific to Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

Subscribing to SCIS Subject Headings

SCIS Subject Headings are made available as part of a standard SCISWeb subscription.

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SCIS Data is now live

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new SCIS website. To start using the new system, please head to SCIS Data. Please note our existing website will be closed in February 2018.

 

Connections 102

Connections Issue 102 is out now. If you have any feedback or would like to contribute to a future issue, please send an email to connections@esa.edu.au.

 

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