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HIST385 Women's History to 1800

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  • Use the language of the time (slave, hand, servant, etc. vs. enslaved person)
  • Set your date parameters 
  • Search using phrases (ex. "Abagail Adams")
  • Use proximity searching (slav*), wildcards (Sm?th), and Boolean language (ex. "John Adams" OR "President Adams")
  • Identify contemporary places/persons/events (think about the who, what, where of your topic)

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