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FOUN 098 46: What Ails Thee?: Getting Started

Research by Subject

Research by Subject guides are guides to research in all the major and minor areas of study at Bucknell.

This is a great place to get started finding sources for your assignments in any subject area.

The resources are curated by librarians and they are the best Bertrand Library has to offer in the relevant subject areas.

General Research

Google and Wikipedia are good places to start getting to know your topic. For more scholarly sources, see the database collections below, which cover a broad range of topics across disciplines (not subject-specific content).

Keyword Searching

Keyword Searching Tips:

  • Pull key words and phrases from your topic idea or statement (or your 6-word essay...see your final paper assignment)
  • Look for key words and phrases in your course readings
  • Use concepts that appear in article abstracts
  • Find keywords in subject headings in WorldCat and journal articles

As you read about your topic and refine your idea, you may need to modify your search terms/keywords

Find Books

Subject Librarian

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Jill Hallam-Miller
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Bertrand Library
Research Help Area Rm 109
Phone: 570.577.2055
Text the Library @ 570-487-3898
Office Hours: M-F by appointment

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