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HISTORY 2HI3 - Historical Inquiry: Immigrants Experiences in Canada & US, 1880-1960

Searching Databases

The goal of a successful search is to retrieve all of the information relevant to a research question without retrieving irrelevant information. This requires creating an effective search string.

1. Identify main concepts from the research question.

2. Brainstorm alternative words and phrases.

3. Create search strings using Boolean Operators.

infographic showing boolean operators and modifiers

There are so many databases to choose from! This video outlines how to decide which you should use.(2:20)

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Finding Articles

infographic depicting how to find articles

You need journal articles for your essay? Watch this video to learn how to access them online. (5:07)

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infographic depicting how to read scholarly articles quickly and easily

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