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HIST: Class IV History Research Guide (Ms. Dey)

Keyword Searching: library catalog

Keyword searches  in the library catalog and the databases:

 

 are words/phrases that represent your topic

 Example: Important people, places, events and dates/timeperiods

 

 experiment with similar words and phrases  

 Example: "Rome" VERSUS "ancient Rome" VERSUS "Roman" 

 

 

 words can be combined in different ways for different results

 Example: "Ancient Roman Government" VERSUS "Roman Senate"