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HIST 208 : The Atlantic World

Professor Serena Zabin -- Spring 2018

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  • Browse!  There may be options to browse by genre of source, geography, and period.
  • "Advanced Search" is almost always a good idea:  you can combine text searcing with descriptor searching (information about the text.)
  • Remember that you are often searching for language used during the time period.
  • Use wildcard search options ($, #, & depending on database) as a way to search for alternate spellings.
  • Once you've found documents that seem promising for your topics, make sure to not only save a PDF, but to carefully note all of the information about the document so that you can cite it probably, or if needed, get back to the document again. (HINT: Zotero!)
  • Ask for help if you get stuck!

Digitized Collections

The library has purchased access to a number of rich digitized collections worth exploring for your paper.