Library Citations:terminology of a book, article or elements websiteLibraryTerms Abstract:Library Summary of an articleTerminology Call Number:library Address of the bookterminology
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Translate your topic into scholarly language Proletariat How was Marxism Marxism Castrointerpreted in Cuba Latin America Interpretations theory
CubaConcept A Castro Latin America MarxismConcept B Marxist Marx Communism Socialism
Types of Articles Empirical articlesArticlesContain primary data from a studySerials performed by professionals in a field/disciplinearticles Popular articles Articles that do not contain original dataarticles usually take the form of magazine articles.journals Can sometimes include opinion.magazines Informative articles Articles that provide information inARTICLES concise objective formats usually newspaper articles
booksReference Booksmonographs Dictionaries encyclopedias, statistical books anything that canencyclopedias get you started on almost all topics Primary BooksREFERENCE written DURING Books that wereBOOKS the time an event was occurring. e.g. diaries, government documents and moreMONOGRAPHSbooks Secondary Books Books that have been writtenbooks AFTER an event or time period
Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: infidelity AND culture Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: adultery OR cheating
Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk Marx* Marx, Marxism, Marxist Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the recordProximity Fidel w1 Castro
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