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 propose 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.
End of year offer
All new subscribers who sign up for the 2017 calendar year will receive complimentary SCIS access for the remainder of 2016. Payment options include AUD, NZD and USD. Please visit our Subscribe page for subscription options.
Educational Lending Right (ELR) survey
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New Authority File update
We have released an updated version of SCIS Authority Files for September 2016. If you are subscribed to Authority Files, you can download them from our Authority Files page.