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AADS 215: Introduction to Black Social and Cultural Traditions

This is a research guide designed to support the final project for Introduction to Black Social and Cultural Traditions.

Planning Your Research

Pre-Search to Identify Terms and Background Information about Your Topic

Brainstorming Keywords (Search Terms) for Your Topic

This video demonstrates how to systematically think up a variety of terms and phrases to use for searching.

Tips for Entering Keywords (Search Terms)

How you enter and combine search terms impacts the results you see. This video demonstrates different techniques for entering keywords when searching for scholarly sources.

Reference Sources

Encyclopedias and Reference Sources

You can look up your topic in these reference sources or using Wikipedia to find search terms and ground your understanding.

Library Workshop Links