Many, but not all, of the EBSCO databases provide a link to Subject Terms or Thesaurus in the top menu bar. Subject Terms are used by EBSCO and derived from Library of Congress Subject Headings. Thesaurus, on the other hand, is a list of subject headings created for a subject specific database such as ERIC, PsycINFO, or MLA. Subject Terms and Thesaurus are very useful tools for finding the words used to describe your topic in a particular database and improving your search results.
After locating a subject heading, lick on the heading to view additional information about the subject and how it is defined and used in a specific database.
For example, here is the additional information about the term Human Trafficking in PsycINFO and Academic Search.
Select Subject Terms or Thesaurus in the blue menu bar at the top of the EBSCOhost screen.
Term Begin With is an alphabetical search of all included subjects.
Term Contains locates entered terms anywhere in the included subjects.
Relevancy Ranked returns a list of subjects which most closely match the entered terms by subject. Relevancy Ranked tends to produce the best results.