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Humanities Division: Search Tips

This guide is directed at students and staff in the various Humanities departments in the Faculty of Humanities & Education. Citing, MLA, Plagiarism, Evaluating sources

More Search Tips

Think about:

SYNONYMS: Words with similar meanings e.g. doubt/uncertainty

RELATED TERMS: e.g. alcoholism/intoxication/addiction

SINGULARS & PLURALS: e.g. woman/women

American/English Spelling: e.g. organization/organization; labor/labour

ACRONYMS: e.g. GM/genetically modified

Basic Search tips

This guide will explain and demonstrate some basic techniques to help you improve your information search techniques--not only for academic research, but also for any kind of online search you may do.

How to begin researching an assignment

Short interactive tutorial.

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