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Political Science & History Research Guide

This guide covers courses in Political Science and History.

Find Books & Articles: Pathways Databases

Search Tips for POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • When searching the database think about the different keywords and vocabulary associated with your topic and try MULTIPLE searches and databases
  • Keep your searches SIMPLE to start; the MORE search terms in your search the FEWER results you'll get
  • Use PHRASE searching when searching for multi-word terms to improve your results. This involves putting your search words in quotation marks when you search so the database searches for the terms together as a phrase. EXAMPLES:
    • "federalist papers"
    • "supreme court"
    • "bill of rights"
  • LIMIT your results to specific time periods and dates using the FILTERS, LIMITERS, and ADVANCED SEARCH features

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