History and Geography

European Training Thesaurus

"The European Training Thesaurus (ETT) constitutes the controlled vocabulary of reference for vocational education and training (VET) in Europe. It is used to describe and access the knowledge of its institution, Cedefop. It contains over 2,500 terms (1550 are descriptors, and 950 non descriptors). Non-descriptors are in italics and contain a reference to the preferred term (descriptor). All terms are accessible through an alphabetical index in English (EN) and French (FR).

Canadian Literacy Thesaurus

"Le Thésaurus canadien d'alphabétisation/Canadian Literacy Thesaurus est un vocabulaire contrôlé bilingue dans le domaine de l'alphabétisation des adultes. Réalisé en consultation avec la communauté d'alphabétisation canadienne, le Thésaurus reflète la diversité des pratiques et des activités d'alphabétisation au Canada tant par sa terminologie que par sa structure. Pendant les dix dernières années, on a vu un accroissement marqué de la production des ressources en alphabétisation.

"The Canadian Literacy Thesaurus/Thésaurus canadien d' alphabétisation was first published in 1992 by the Canadian Literacy Thesaurus Coalition. A second edition, published in 1996, brought the total number of terms to 1890 in English and 1950 in French. A revised, on-line version of the Thesaurus, launched early 2008, has brought the total number of terms to 2097 in English and 2201 in French. The online version of the Canadian Literacy Thesaurus replaces the print version. The Thesaurus can be used to index documents, whether they are print, audiovisual, or electronic.

British Education Thesaurus

"The British Education Index continues to serve its original, 50-year old, purpose as an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the UK. Within limitiations imposed by its self-financing status, the BEI also seeks to identify information from an increasingly diverse research environment, particularly addressing texts on the Internet and events, as detailed below.

Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors

"The Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors (ATED) is the definitive reference on Australian terminology in the area of education. It reflects terminology used to describe research and practice in Australian education. ATED is used to index the Australian Education Index, Education Research Theses and the ACER library catalogue and can also be used to consult these databases. The Thesaurus can be used to index documents, whether in print or electronic and also to index web sites. It can also be used to organise reading lists and bibliographies."

Nga Upoko Tukutuku

"The list of over 1,000 headings and their associated references is appropriate for use at a public library level. The purpose is to provide a structured path to subjects that Maori customers can relate to and use to find material in libraries. It is not intended to be used as a dictionary. It has been developed so that cataloguers and descriptive archivists have a reliable and comprehensive resource to use when describing material either in or about Maori. It will be used by the National Library of New Zealand to enhance its service to Maori library users.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Studies Thesauri

"Pathways contains the terms we use to describe the items in the AIATSIS Collections. Including, a thesaurus for subjects relating to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, language groups and people, and place names.
The Subject Thesaurus contains the AIATSIS Library's in-house, faceted subject headings. It reflects AIATSIS' exclusive interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. Where possible, the choice of headings tries to reflect Indigenous perspectives.

National Museum of the American Indian Reference Lists (Thesauri)

"The following reference lists represent NMAI controlled terminologies in their respective hierarchies. Use these reference lists if you are in doubt about what terms are used or how they should be entered for searches. If you cannot quickly locate a term you may use your browser's 'Find' ('Ctrl' + 'F') option combination to see if a term is listed. When you click on a term in a Reference List, a search is automatically performed across all applicable collections categories. Peoples/Cultures Thesaurus Reference List: Includes the six highest levels of cultural terms used in this website.