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HIST 150: History Through Objects: The Atlantic World


  • Keep searches simple.
  • Use the limiters in the database (Ex publication date, period being covered
  • Use boolean!
  • Start with basic keyword searches. If you get too many results, try different keywords or narrow your search to "title" or "Abstract" searches.
  • When you find an article you like, look at the footnote. 
  • When you find an article you like, search it in google scholar to see who has cited it.

DON'T be discouraged if you only find one or two articles. For this assignment, most of your topics are Chapter or Book length topics, not articles.