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HIST 2600: Roman Empire/Ancient World

How-To Video: Searching for Secondary Sources

Research Tips

When using Academic Search Premier and Historical Abstracts, be sure to use "and" between the terms.  (E.g. Black death and Italy)
Quotation Marks...
When using JSTOR an AND is automatically inserted between every word. To keep words together as a phrase, use quotation marks. (E.g. "Black death" Italy) 
An asterisk at the end of a word can find alternate endings. (E.g. Jew* will find Jew, Jews, Jewish, etc)

Searching in Specific Journals

You can search for specific journals recommended by your professor in the library catalog.

Databases (Secondary Sources)

Searching for scholarly articles in JSTOR

Google Scholar