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This guide developed for FCUL 110: Communication Between Cultures for Dr. Patricia Engle

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Country Studies Resources

Use this LibGuide as a starting point for country specific research.

The guide is divided into four categories:

  • Online Resources (the library's own databases)
  • Print Resources
  • Web sites
  • Multimedia Resources
  • Creating a Video Mashup

Use the tabs to access these areas.

Boolean Searching

Boolean Searching is is a way to logically link key words together in little mathematical expressions. 

AND
A search for “Pirate and Ship” will find results with both words present.  This works well when looking for two different ideas together.

OR ‘or is more’
A search for “Pirate or Buccaneer” will find results containing one term, or the other, or both terms together.  This works well for words with similar meaning.

NOT
A search for “Pirate not Baseball” will find results with the first term only.

 

Evaluation

Useful

How relevant is this source to your topic? Does this source offer new information or answers to your questions?

Timely

Is this source older or newer? Does your topic require the latest information and/or historical information?

Appropriate

Is this a scholarly source or a source geared toward a general audience? What level of research do you need?

Authoritative

Are author credentials given? Is the work fair or biased? Are research methodologies or procedures (if any) discussed?

For Websites

Consider the domain (e.g.: .org, .com, .edu, etc.) Is an author listed? Is there any indication of the date of the information? Can you corroborate information with a published source?

Digital Resources Librarian

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