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HS5314 - Contemporary Europe: In Class Exercise

Key resources for researching topics relating to contemporary European history. Designed for HS5314 taught by Dr. Aaron Moreno in Spring 2015.

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Steps to Complete

Part 1 – Constructing a Search Strategy

  1. Open your email account and a new message. Write you name at the top of the page.
  2. Write a couple of sentences describing your research topic.
  3. Brainstorm and list a least 3 terms that you could use to search for this topic. Include terms in email message.

Part 2 – Searching Discover

  1. Using the Discover search box, search for a one or more of your topic words.
  2. Limit your search to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
  3. Select an article from your search. Pick something that interests you. 
  4. Copy or type the citation information into the email message.
  5. Write a sentence saying if you would use this article in a research paper.  Why or why not?

Part 3 - Searching for Books in WorldCat

  1. Using the WorldCat search box, search for the same topic you used in Part 2, Searching Discover.
  2. Choose a book from your search. Limit to books to identify book results.
  3. Copy or type the citation information into the email message.
  4. Write a sentence saying if you would use this book and why or why not.

Part 4 – Email Your Results

  1. Write HS5314 and your name in the subject line of the email message.
  2. Email this information to