Subject Language Guide

If you’re looking for subjects in LUNA and not finding results, try searching using the updated language:

Former HeadingsUpdated Headings
African American universities and collegesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
architecture — Oriental influencesarchitecture — Asian influences
brothers and sisterssiblings
businessman, businesswomenbusinesspeople
cross-dressers, female impersonatorsdrag queens
drug, heroin abusedrug addiction
heroin addiction
dwarfs, dwarvesdwarfs (folklore)
people with dwarfism
eroticaerotic art
Eskimosindigenous Alaskans
exploration & discoveryexploration and encounters
extraterrestrial beingsaliens
fetishes (African art)figure
figure sculpture
art, West African
fugitive slavesescape from enslavement
gay erotic arterotic art
queer culture
gay rightsqueer rights
gender non-conformingnon-binary
Greek: Orientalizing styleProto-Archaic
HispanicLatinx, Latino, Latina
homeless boys, girls, street childrenchildren experiencing homelessness
homeless personspersons experiencing homelessness
homosexualityqueer culture
homosexuality in motion picturesqueer film
insanemental illness
man-woman relationshipsinterpersonal relationships
minorities — groups of peopleunderrepresented groups of people
primitivismart, Modern, 20th century
prostitutessex workers
racially-mixed peoplemultiracial people
shelters for the homelesshomelessness shelters
slavesenslaved persons
speech disorderspeech disability
teenage girlsteenagers
transvestismcross-dressing (also: drag queens)
transgender people
visual disordervisual impairment
VoodooismHaitian Vodou

Some other notes on language search-terms:

  • If you’re looking for “women artists” or women of a specific culture, try separating terms into two search fields
    • Example: to find images of works under the subject “Indian women potters”, try searching for the term “Indian potters” generally, or add “women” as a separate term
  • For style periods, search using “ist” suffixes, rather than “ism”. For example, “Modernism” will be under the subject, while “Modernist” is the style.