This guide was created for the History Department's 2020 Summer Research Fellows. The information on this guide is specific to individual research projects students are working towards.
Searching in DELCAT:
narrative OR plot
"American Involvement" AND World War I
Advanced Search Tips for DELCAT:
Finding articles within databases and journals is not the same process you would use to conduct a search in Google or an internet search engine. You cannot type in a question, but rather need to choose specific keywords and phrases to find results. These tips are similar to how you would search for material in DELCAT Discovery.
Helpful Ways to Search:
Use the Advanced Search option in databases and journals to narrow down by date, region, type of document, and more!
Finding primary sources is a multi-step process. There is no "one-stop-shop" database that will give you everything you need for your research. Follow these tips:
When searching for primary source collections online, include the following additional phrases with your first key words:
Be aware that digital collections only show a small portion of what an institution holds!