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Keywords and searching tips
Examples of keywords to use while searching a database
Insert your own ideas and
use these tips!
- Gender AND Arabic-speaking country
- Religious minorities AND Japanese-speaking country
- Indigenous people AND Japanese-speaking country
Searching tips when using a database
- Put quotation marks around words
- Use AND to combine keywords and phrases
- Be specific or broaden your ideas
- Use advanced search mode
*see handout below for more tips!
MLA Citation Help
Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting & Style Guide
Online writing guide that helps you cite and format your paper. Be sure to click on the left-hand column to learn more about in-text citations and creating your works cited page!
Citation Machine is a useful and free tool for generating citations online.
NOTE: Don't forget to compare & double-check these citations with the Purdue OWL or the MLA style guides.
Schedule a Research Appointment!
This is a chance to meet with a librarian for 30 to 60 minutes to get individual help with research.
The librarian will talk with you about your assignment, the types of information you need,
the resources you can use, and explain how to use them.
Cultural Paper Assignment
Write a three-page academic research paper on a diverse, underrepresented group of people in a Japanese-speaking country.
Within heterogeneous societies, some diverse groups end up being underrepresented and thus marginalized. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to demonstrate knowledge of a diverse, underrepresented group in a heterogeneous Japanese-speaking country. Explore the cultural aspects of the group that you choose; research and discuss its cultural contributions, experiences, values, histories and power struggles as a diverse group.
Database for Country Information
Global Road Warrior
A useful resource for information on different countries. Great spot to learn about cultures, languages, business, and other socio-economic factors.
Databases for Cultural Information
Arts & Humanities
Articles on arts like visual arts, architecture, design, music, literature, theatre, and humanities like history, philosophy, and cultural studies.
Unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.
A digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. Don't forget to check here!
A handout on how to search Proquest databases like Arts and Humanities or GenderWatch.
An introduction to searching on the database JSTOR.