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HIST 211: The Early Modern Atlantic World (Fall 2022)

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"salt trade" AND dutch, limited to < 1776

Why we have so many databases

Each of our primary source databases contain different types of materials, and they have different geographic, chronological, and thematic foci.

In small groups, search the term "salt trade" in the following databases. When possible, limit the results to pre-1776 publications. Consider:

  • How many results are there?
  • what types of material are reflected in the results?
  • Was this a good database for my search?


Importance of changing keywords

Using Sabin again, still limiting to pre 1776, search just salt instead of "salt trade"

Using the main catalog again, search Salt AND trade, and set publication date to 1500 to 1776.
See how the slight change in wording changes the results.