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NAMES: BE AWARE OF VARIOUS SPELLINGS. Which is the "correct" version, retrieving more results? Try both.
"Ai Weiwei" "Ai Wei Wei" (Hint: put exact phrases within quotation marks, for more precise results)
TO COMBINE LIKE TERMS TOGETHER: use OR
"Ai Weiwei" OR "Ai Wei Wei"
vase* OR urn* OR ceramics (Hint: use the * [asterisk symbol] to retrieve the root word and spelling variations, e.g. vase, vases)
TO COMBINE DIFFERENT CONCEPTS: use AND
China AND art* AND avant-garde
"Ai Weiwei" AND interview*
TO USE BOTH METHODS FOR A SMART SEARCH:
Chinese AND Art AND politic* AND (modern OR contemporary)
USEFUL SUBJECT HEADINGS USED FOR THIS TOPIC: Try a subject heading search
Topic: Ai Weiwei's "Colored Vases" in context
NAMES: Using different name forms can produce different results.
Example: Ai Weiwei (correct) vs. Ai Wei Wei (not correct). You may have to try both spellings when searching.
CONCEPT KEYWORDS: Make a concept map listing various aspects of your topic
Formal aspects: vase*, colored, painted, ceramics, sculpture
Culture: China, Chinese, Han
Time Period: Neolithic, century, dynasty, 21st century, avant garde, etc.
Topic: history, past
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