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This guide is your pathway to library resources that will help with your assignments for the course.
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Search Strategy

A Search Strategy for Perspectives of World History

Begin in a basic encyclopedia or even (gasp!) Wikipedia!

               Use the basic text to find important keywords, alternate spellings, or moments of historical significance

Search in POUNCE for a variety of secondary sources, including books and articles

               You will see some additional keywords and find out which databases may be the most useful

Search in PacifiCat for scholarly books

               Books will provide a synthesis of the topic, many facts and details, and possible facsimiles of primary sources

Search in Academic Search or Historical Abstracts for journal articles

               Articles provide unique scholarship about a topic and lengthy bibliographies

Search in the History Study Center for reference materials, maps, and even primary sources!


Need Sources? POUNCE on it!

POUNCE, available at the library's home page, is a discovery tool that allows you to search many, but not all, of the library resources at one time. Your results list will include encyclopedia articles, books, journal articles, and other types of information. You can save the results, email them to yourself or others, or export them to bibliographic tools, such as RefWorks.

POUNCE is a great starting point for Perspectives students!


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