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HIST 294 Seminar on Historical Method: Research Techniques

Library Resources for History 294 with Dr. Amanda Seligman

Mind Mapping and Keywords

Mind mapping to plan your research

This video demonstrates how to to use the mind-mapping technique to refine your research ideas and identify keywords.

Pre-search for topic development

Before you begin searching in library databases to find academic sources, it's useful to have some background information about your topic. This video demonstrates how to browse the web to find keywords and useful context that will help you locate scholarly sources. 

Tertiary Sources for History Research

Searching with keywords

The way you enter search terms into a database makes a big difference in the results you see. This video demonstrates tips and tricks for searching with the keywords you've brainstormed.