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HIST 310 (Kehew): Keywords

Forming Keywords

Remember that you're not asking the databases questions. Instead you are suggesting words that might be in the article or book titles, abstracts, or subject headings.

  • antislavery and religion
  • lincoln presidential campaign
  • frontier violence

In many cases you may need to add the keywords "United States". Note that if you use a database that is already focused on American History, such as America: History and LIfe with Full Text, your results may be much more focused.