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HUM/HST 291: Honors Latin American Literature and History (McCarron and Raya): Databases

Database searching, the basics

When you're doing research on your topic, first try entering the main ideas as keywords. 

Once you enter your keywords, you'll get a results list. Make sure you check off FULL TEXT before you start looking at articles.  You also will want to look at Subject: Thesaurus Term to see if what terms are related to your search.

                                       

Reading an article record

You found an article you like! The record is helpful to you for a few reasons.

1.) It's going to help you with citations, so make sure you print that page.

2.) It has a list of SUBJECT TERMS tied to that article, these are perfect suggestions for keywords as you continue to research.

3.) To the left, you'll see PDF FULL TEXT and sometimes HTML FULL TEXT. This means you could print the article directly from the database.

4.) To the right, you'll see a TOOLS bar. You could e-mail or save the article so you won't lose it. 

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