Entrance to Harajuku street, Tokyo, Japan
With links to a variety of resources just for your course, this guide is a great place to start your research! Remember that these are only some of the sources that may be useful to you. Please contact me for help with any of your research: email Josh Cohen, phone ext. 1453 or email AskUs!
Special thanks to Louise Hyder-Darlington for creating this guide!
Find one scholarly article from a database or online source. Then answer the following questions about each resource:
How did you find this resource (what database, search engine, catalog, etc., and what keywords did you use)?
How will this resource help you write your research paper (or how do you know it's relevant to your research project)?
Please post a link to one resource you've found in this Google Doc. Be ready to answer how you found the resource and why you chose it since we will discuss some of your resources in class.
Be persistent in your searching.
Try both keyword and subject searching
Narrow a search by using subject headings. Locate subject headings by looking at the descriptors associated with pertinent articles and books.
Try these tips to narrow your search.
Try both singular and plural forms of words (use a "+" sign in SocSciAbs to search both singular and plurals e.g. religion+). Use an "*" in Academic Search Premier to get a variety of word endings.
If searching a compound word, try it as one word and as two words (e.g. rain forest or rainforest) to see which retrieves the most useful results.
If searching a term with an internal dash, search the term in each database with and without the internal dash (e.g. x-ray vs. x ray) to see which retrieves the most useful results.
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