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History Capstone: Search Like a Pro

Other Search Tips

  • Try brainstorming and mindmapping to understand what you know and what you need to know
  • Check out an encyclopedia (other than Wikipedia) there are a lot of subject-specific encyclopedias that can be great resources at the beginning of your research
  • Find the perfect article? Use that article's bibliography as a resource, they've already gathered the sources for you!
  • A thesaurus is your friend
  • Base your research around scholarly, peer-reviewed articles and books, but websites can have great information too- especially if they end in .edu or .gov
  • Being active in your reading and taking good notes will make your job a lot easier later on.

WISE Search

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Eloise Stevens
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