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Global Citizenry Project: Finding Information

Recommended Databases for Finding Articles

Keyword Tips

Keep your keywords broad & simple, then get more specific

  • use synonyms
    there's usually more than one word to describe what you're researching
  • use AND and OR
    AND will make a search more specific, OR will broaden a search
  • use "quotation marks" to search for phrases
    "American dream" or "Orange is the New Black"
  • use asterisks * for words with multiple endings: 
    legal* = legalize, legalization, legal, legality, etc. 

Finding a Book

  1. Start at the library homepage:
  2. Click the Books & Media tab
  3. search by Title, Author, or keyword (topic)

Background Resources for American History