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Brainstorm a list of possible terms before beginning your search; think about more specific or more general terms you can use if your initial search doesn't produce enough results. As you review your results, look at the subject headings used: are some of them helpful in describing, limiting, or broadening your content?
Here's an example of a set of search terms for various forms of womens' clothing associated with Islamic traditions:
Search results from one of these terms yielded results with these subject terms:
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