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U. S. History

Using Library Resources From Off Campus

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The following databases may be useful to you to find articles about U. S. history:

Newspaper Resources

Video Content

How to search using keywords

When searching in databases, you generally cannot search effectively by typing in a question or sentence, but rather it is most effective to search using essential concepts, or "keywords". The following short video can help you identify keywords for your research topic:

More about keywords

Keywords are the main ideas or concepts of your topic question. Keep a list of these words because you will use them when searching for information on your topic. You will also want to come up with related terms in order to expand your searching.

Example topic question: Does playing violent video games lead to violent behavior in adolescents? 

Keywords

video games

violent behavior

adolescents

Related terms

media violence

popular culture

psychological aspects

social aspects

youth

teenagers

When searching, string your keywords together with “and” rather than entering the entire research question. Mix and match terms depending on results.

Example: media violence and social aspects and adolescents