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Spark 001 - Life & Death in the Old West (Torres-Rouff)

Resources & strategies for newspaper assignment

Databases & Catalogs


Sample Searches

immigration AND california AND "san francisco" AND history

"social history" AND california

power AND (agriculture OR farming) AND california

"gold rush" AND exploitation

Based on the search tool you are exploring, be prepared to answer the following questions.

  1. Does phrase searching narrow your results?
  2. Does the database/search tool include books and articles?
  3. Does it look like all the results are scholarly?
  4. Are subject headings available?
  5. What filters are most valuable to you?