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AR/AM 375 Representing Difference in American Visual Culture: Books, Video, E-Resources

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TO COMBINE LIKE TERMS TOGETHER: use OR

african american* OR ethnic* OR race (Hint: use the * [asterisk symbol] to retrieve the root word, plurals, and spelling variations)

TO COMBINE DIFFERENT CONCEPTS: use AND [NOTE: the catalog also performs this search implicityly, without the "AND"]

indians of north america AND photograph*

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(visual OR art) AND (race OR ethnic*) AND (america* OR united states) 

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