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Popular: Sources published in newspapers and magazines intended for general audiences.
Scholarly: Well researched sources that have been written for scholars, students, and experts in the discipline area.
Peer Reviewed: Articles that have been evaluated by other professionals in the field to check for accuracy and adherence to disciplinary standards.
Returns the largest number of articles and are good starting points.
Subject specific database:
Returns fewer but more specific articles.
Join keywords with AND:
Mexico and Mayan
Put quotation marks around phrases:
Try related words and phrases:
Mexican American, Hispanic, Latinx
Use an asterisk:
America* will find America, American, Americas
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Adapted from: Pitt Community College Library
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