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Hon 2030: Scandals in French History (Widgren): Databases

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Suggested Databases

The databases below are some of the best bets for finding information for this course.

Database Search Tips

1. Use simple terms

Use short, simple words or phrases. Don't type in your entire topic as one sentence.

Example: If you're writing about "the importance of peer relationships in the developmental stage of middle childhood," search only the key words/phrases: peer relationships and development and childhood.

2. Use search symbols (Boolean)

or = expand your search by including different forms of a word. Examples: Stocks or bonds. Cats or felines.

" " = search for a specific phrase. Example: "World War Two"

* = add 1-5 characters to the end of a word. Examples: Panda* finds panda and pandas. Inter* finds internal and internet.

3. Start broad

If you get too many results, you can always narrow your search terms later.