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Humanities Resources: Search the Library

This guide is designed for use in HUMN2010, but can be used for any humanities research topic.

Search tips

When conducting research on humanities topics, it's a good idea to consider the work, author, or genre as your main search terms.

For example, if you're reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath start by searching for "bell jar" and Plath. Narrow your search by adding thematic words and phrases - i.e. "bell jar" identity.

You might also use historical eras (e.g. Victorian) genres, (e.g. jazz) or theories (e.g. post-modern, feminist, marxist, etc.) when searching for resources.

Need help coming up with search terms? Visit the library's Academic Support page for research assistance or contact the library.

Library Search

Library Search

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Researching with Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar is the academic/research version of Google. The types of materials indexed include: "articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites." It will link you to materials available through the SAIT library, and it provides features for organizing and maintaining your research. (Source)

For more information on researching with Google Scholar, visit our Google Scholar Guide

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