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HIST: Class II US History

Keyword Searching

Keyword searches:

 are words/phrases that represent your topic

 Example: Important people, places, events and dates


 experiment with words with the same or similar meaning 

 Example: "Irish immigrants" VERSUS "Irish immigration"  



 words can be combined in different ways for different results

 Example: "Irish immigrants" VERSUS "Irish America"    





 Keyword searches are less accurate

 Every part of a record is searched: the publication city; publisher name etc..