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SPAN 202 – Ramiro Moreno – Spring 2022

  Research Tips

Tips for Database Searching

Do NOT search for phrases–use individual keywords instead

  • Instead of a full sentence
    • (e.g., "La importancia de Moctezuma y el regreso de Quetzalcóatl en la conquista de México")
  • Try:
    • Quetzalcóatl AND Moctezuma AND conquista

Combine multiple search terms to find specific results:

  • hispan* AND mestiz*
  • Lope de Vega AND comedia AND "Siglo de oro" 

Use OR to combine synonyms and spelling variations:

  • Quixote OR Quijote
  • Malinche OR Malintzin OR Marina