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GENS 175: Humans: Finding Books and Articles

Search Strategies

For both Sherlock and any of the databases you might search, there are ways you can construct your searches to get more specific results:

  • caucasian AND identity  --  Use AND to connect words that must appear in a document.
  • race OR ethnicity  --  Use OR if only one word must appear in a document.
  • white NOT caucasian -- Use NOT to exclude words or terms from a search
  • rac* -- Use an asterisk to truncate a word and allow for different endings. For example, race, racial, racialism, racism, etc.
  • "racial identity" -- Use quotation marks to enclose a phrase or words that must appear together in a document.

Finding books & articles

Research 101

In class worksheet

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