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HIST 107 (Caskey)

Urban Rivers

Search Strategies

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Keywords can be important in locating relevant sources.  For this course, you may be searching for the name of a river paired with other keywords.

Sample Rivers (depending on the term, you may need to include river!)

  • Senne
  • Chicago
  • Seine
  • Ganges
  • Yangtze
  • Tunjuelo

Potential Terminology

  • community
  • environment
  • ecology
  • development
  • flooding
  • climate
  • indigenous

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To search for specific phrases, enclose them in double quotes. The database will search for those words together in that order.

"Chicago River"

"urban development"

"environmental history"

"environmental justice"

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Join together search terms in a logical manner.

AND - narrows searches, used to join dissimilar terms
OR - broadens searches, used to join similar terms

floods OR flooding OR "high water"


"Yangtze River"

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Take advantage of database functionality.

Look for Filters or Limiters.

This may allow you to narrow to a specific Date Range or Source Location.

Example from Periodicals Index Online

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