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ANTH 482/582: Anthropology of International Development: Tips for Searching

Resources and techniques useful for researching aspects of the anthropology of international development.

Tips for Searching

When searching in catalogs and databases:

  • Be creative in the words you use; if one doesn't work, try something else. Think of words with related meaning, such as natural resource management or restoration or conservation
  • Begin with keywords, and use the subjects found in the articles that come up to find more information
  • Use quotation marks around phrases, so they won't be searched as individual words.
  • Use advanced search features in catalogs and databases to limit by date, language, type of article, etc

For more in-depth information about developing advanced search strategies, check out the Creating an Effective Search Strateg video from Purdue University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtFzfDvLW5Q&feature=share&list=PLEDEF970848A93F95.