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HIS 459: Culture and Conflict in Modern Africa

Searching for Resources

In our library catalogue, type your topic, e.g. The rise of Muslim extremism in North Africa

Select a relevant book in your results list, and then View the Description for accurate subject headings (under Subjects). 

Once you know the subject headings for your topic, do a subject (su:) search.

You could also try an Advanced Search, combining keywords from several Subject Headings:

  • AND finds results with BOTH terms 
  • OR finds results with EITHER term
  • islam*  finds any ending, e.g. Islam, Islamic, Islamists

For more help on searching, go to our library website.

From the library Databases page, go to EBSCOhost and then select EBSCOhost Web.  Then choose your database(s). and create a search similar to the example below. Finally, you may limit your results by using the filters on the left-hand side of the screen, e.g., recently published (in the past 5 years),  full text articles in peer reviewed journals. 

The Sample topic below is Muslim extremism in a North African country:

  • AND finds results with BOTH terms 
  • OR finds results with EITHER terrms
  • islam*  finds any ending, e.g. Islam, Islamic, Islamists

For more help with EBSCOhost databases, go to the library website and look under the Databases tab.

From the library Databases page, go to JSTOR, select Advanced Search and then and try a search like this. By placing quotation marks around a phrase, JSTOR will search this exact phrase only, bringing up more accurate results. You may also limit your results by item type, language and discipline.

The Sample topic below is Muslim extremism in a North African country:

For additional help with JSTOR, look under the Databases tab on the library website.

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