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HISTORY 600: America and China (Fall 2020) : Primary Sources in Chinese

Database Search Strategies

For written directions, see: Database Search Strategies

Searching Within Databases

For written directions, see: Searching Within Databases

Search Range

Boolean Operators 

AND: ALL search terms will be present. Narrow the search.


OR: EITHER search terms will be present. Broaden the search.


NOT: EXCLUDE search terms will be present. Narrow the search.

Search Refining

Punctuation 

" " (quotation marks): search an exact phrase

 e.g., "foreign relations", "中美关系 "


* or ? (truncation symbol): search the word with the same root/character

e.g. "Chin*" for China, Chinese