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ANTH 208: The U.S. and Afghanistan: Get Started

The U.S. and Afghanistan
Professor David Edwards

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This guide offers

  • Search strategies to find scholarly sources:
    • Strategies for citation searching (finding who cited what) 
    • List of core databases to use to find scholarly articles 
    • Strategies to search for scholarly books 
  • Suggestions for working with primary sources 
  • Tips for advanced smart searching
  • Link to citation styles

How to Get Started:

  1. Use known sources as jumping off points. Trace citations from the notes and bibliographies
  2. Follow the scholarly conversation on your topic by conducting citation searching
  3. Search for books in the library catalog
  4. Search for articles  and primary sources in the library databases
  5. Don't forget to attribute all source and use a consistent citation style

Search Like a Pro!

This guide includes tips for how to create effective searches. 

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