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Research tips, resources, and links to course-specific research guides.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014 URL: http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/english1 Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Course Guides

Did your class come in for a research session?

Check out your Course Guide for additional help with your research assignment.

Find Background Information

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries online

 

Research Paper Navigator

Research Paper Navigator

Use for help with

  • time management
  • library research
  • writing your paper
  • citing sources
Also has subject guides with suggested databases.

Select A Research Topic

  • CQ Researcher
    Find in-depth background information on controversial and current issues. Browse Recent Reports or By Topic to paper topic ideas. Reports written by CQ staff writers.
  • Issues & Controversies
    Full-text essays giving multiple perspectives on controversial issues. Use Need a Research Topic menu on bottom right of page to select/learn about a topic. Written by Facts on File staff writers.
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Pro/con book series covers a multitude of the outstanding social, environmental, political, etc issues of the day.
  • Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues
    Book series similar to Opposing Viewpoints series.
 

Keyword Searching

Keyword Search Rules for the Library Catalog and Databases


Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)
AND

Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.

Example: vegetarianism and environment

OR
 

Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.

Example: global warming or climate change

NOT

Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search

Example: emissions trading not United States

 


Additional Search Tips

"Phrase search"  - Use quotation marks" " to search for a particular phrase.

Example:"greenhouse gas emissions"

    Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.

    Example:environment* (finds environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc.)

      (Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.

      Example:(climate change or global warming) and population growth

        See the Basic Search Tips guides for more information, including examples.

        Help with Research

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