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US - History 9 Interview Project 2019: Search Tips

2019 Update

Search the Enlightenment

Don't always turn to the default.  Why not choose the correct search engine or database to  research your question?

Keywords and Subject Headings

Alternative Search Engines

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of results from a simple Google search?  Remember that there are a number of useful alternatives.  Do yourself a favour and try these when you are next searching:

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A Google alternative safe search engine for students offering information and reference sites: art, social sciences,social issues,social problems, history, ...

 

 

 

Google Scholar Searches

Boolean Searches

Use AND to find all your search terms
migrant AND labour AND remittances

Use OR to find any of your search terms
migration OR remittances

Search for exact phrases using quotations " " (this is important to prevent confusion with "economic development".)
“development economics”

Use truncation (*) to find different word endings and plurals
econom* finds economist, economic, economics, economy, economical

Use the Wildcard (?) to find variations in spelling
labo?r finds labor and labour

Use brackets ( )  for complex search statements
“development economics” AND (migration OR remittances)

 

Google Scholar Search

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