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UGS 302: Language & Humor / Nonaka

Keywords

It's important to ask for what you want the right way.

Be flexible when choosing search terms. Think about:

  • What terms did people at the time of the historical event depicted use? They may be different than terms we use today.
    • Example: When you're searching current sources, world war I is a good term, but if you're searching older, primary sources, be aware they didn't call it world war I back then.
  • Brainstorm related terms
    • Example: If you're researching reparations and WWI, pick apart that topic:
 
Topic
world war one and reparations
Key concepts
world war one
reparations
(related)
Related Keywords
world war
great war
Young plan
Treaty of Versailles


 
germany
fascism
communism
economy
unemployment



Then combine them using AND and OR 
  • AND narrows your search by looking for articles with all of the words
  • OR broadens your search by looking for articles with any of the word
Your search in a library database would look like this:
 

 

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