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HIST 011: World History II

Professor Mark McNicholas

Search Strategies

To find relevant results in LionSearch, a database, or Google:

Try using Boolean operators (and, or, not):

AND narrows your search results

  • Timbuktu AND history

OR expands and broadens your search results

  • culture OR society

NOT excludes and narrows your search results

  • history NOT ancient

Try using quote marks around phrases (words naturally spoken together and names of people):

  • "Songhay Empire"
  • "Meiji Era"
  • "Yi Sun-sin"

Try using site:. to limit your web domain (.edu - .org - .gov. - .mil):

  • Timbuktu and history