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We, the Animals - Justin Torres
Use terminology and facts learned from background sources to search for articles and books
Notes and links and personal names can give leads to more
Think about what sorts of publications the information you're looking for might be published in - a newspaper? a magazine? a website maintained by a government or NGO? a book or academic article?
Use an asterisk to stand in for different word endings: femin* = feminist, feminism, etc.
Use quotation marks to "glue together" a phrase: "gender roles"
Use parentheses & OR to search synonyms: (refugee OR migrant)
REFINE YOUR SEARCH
Use the various limiting parameters in sidebars of databases to narrow your search appropriately
Skim the terminology in entries for new keywords and synonyms to use in repeating your search
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On the EBSCO platform, click on the Choose Databases link near the top of the screen to add another subject database to your field of search
MLA STYLE FOR CITATIONS
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La Jaula de Oro - Diego Quemada-Díez
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