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Expos 20: Culture and Politics of Inequality: Unit 3

A Research Guide

The Assignment

Annotated Bibliography of 3 sources due by midnight on April 13 (including one peer-reviewed article). The sources should deal with a topic that involves climate change and inequality. They can play different roles in your paper.

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Steve Kuehler, Research Librarian
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Research Tips

► Use relevant keywords. You might start with the topic you've chosen -- e.g., rising sea levels in the Marshall Islands. If that doesn't bring up enough material, try using a more general word or phrase: e.g., sea level rise.

► Add more keywords that express your idea or claim: e.g., cost.

► Truncate, or shorten, your keywords with an asterisk to bring in variations. For example, warm* will give you search results containing warming and warmer.

► Use the Advanced Search options to find your keywords in prominent places, such as the title of an article or the subject.

► Think of synonyms or other alternative words or phrases: e.g., global warming, climate change, climate crisis, global heating.

► Every database provides ways to narrow your search results. See the examples from HOLLIS in the sidebar on the next tab. You can always turn off a search limit if it proves too restrictive.

► When you find a really good result, see if the description provides other keywords, headings, or tags that will link to similar material.

► Search news databases for facts about the topic.

► Scan the bibliography or footnotes of an article or a book for other good sources.

► In HOLLIS records, click on the Subject links to bring up other books or articles on the same subject.

Browse HOLLIS by Subject, using subject headings that you find in the individual book records: e.g., Sea level.