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A guide to assist the students of Celtic Studies 133 in their research for their final paper
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Welcome!

Welcome to the UWM Libraries!

This page has been designed to assist you in your research for your final paper in Celtic Studies 133: Celtic Crossings. Here, you will find the information covered in your library instruction session, including information on -

* how to begin your research,

* how to use library databases and the library catalog,

* making the most of your resources,

* and citing your sources.

I hope you find this page helpful, but please don't hesitate to contact me or another of the librarians on staff for help with your research.

 

Beginning the Research Process

  Define your research topic / research question
   Write one or more sentences and/or questions defining your research topic.


   Example:
What factors lead to the disuse of Celtic languages?

Describe your topic using keyword searches.

Select the "keywords" (main concepts) that describe your research topic. To get the best set of search results, also think of synonyms or alternate terms for each of your keywords.

 

Example:

Keywords:

disuse

Celtic languages

Synonyms:

decline

Gaelic

Synonyms:

demise

Breton

 

Next write a few search statements. Combine your keywords with "and". Remember to use quotation marks and truncation if appropriate.

Example: "Celtic languages" and disuse

You are now ready to begin searching for articles and books.

 

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