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World History 1500 to Present: Find Books

For students taking World History 1500 to present

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Identifying Keywords

For this course, think about the information you need. Look at the questions from the assignment and identify the main ideas, and combine them with the name of the nation you are studying. For example:

  • [Name of nation] AND Colonialism 
  • Colonial [Name of nation]
  • [Name of nation] AND independence

Also think of synonyms. For example, synonyms for colonialism could be:

  • imperialism
  • colonization

Use these combinations of words when searching in library databases.

Monographs vs Edited Volumes

Monograph: A book, either in print or online, that has been written by one person.

Edited Volume: A book, either in print or online, that includes chapters written by different people.

Besides the library catalog, JSTOR is a great place to find book chapters:

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