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Library Resources for D310: Searching for Information
This guide is designed to connect students with library resources necessary for their D310 research paper.
Using the search queries you
came up with previously, conduct searches in one of the article
databases you identified to locate articles on your topic.If you do not get any
results, try rephrasing your search using the list of words you generated on
the previous page.
Review the first few search
results by reading the titles, abstracts, and subject headings of each
citation. How can this information be
useful to you at this stage of your research? Make note of the subject headings try using those subject headings to conduct a new search. Also make note of the citations in the sources you find. This is another way of using a known relevant source to generate additional search results.
Experiment with the search
limiters available (e.g. limit by date range, full-text only, etc.) and conduct
a new search. How do these limiters affect
your search results?
Try using AND to add in another search term. For example, a keyword search for Louis XVI would be too broad, so what happens when you add in another term and search Louis XVI and revolution?