Check out this video to learn how to manipulate your search to get the resources you need.
Before you begin your search, compile a list of potential keywords related to your topic. For example, on the topic of women's economic rights in ancient Athens, keywords might include:
Using Boolean Operators
Keywords can be combined with other keywords using the AND operator to narrow your topic. For example:
women AND media
women AND farming
women AND marriage
Keywords can be combined with synonyms using OR to broaden your search. For example:
women OR females
Quotation marks can be used to search phrases. For example:
Putting these terms in quotes means that the words will be searched as a phrase rather than each word separately.
Combining Search Strategies
Terms in quotes can be combined with Boolean operators. For example:
citizenship AND "human rights"
Is the Author an Anthropologist?
If an author is currently working as an anthropologist, he or she will be found most commonly working at a university and be listed on a university’s website. Their educational background, credentials, publications, and sometimes their CV will be listed. If the person is not living, or if you cannot find the person associated with a university, refer to one of the following works: