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SCHC 328 (Brown): Public Monuments

Finding Scholarly Secondary Sources

Developing Search Strategies
Learn to create more effective search strategies and improve your research skills.


statue AND religion
monument AND labor

Using AND between search terms means ALL terms must be found.
memorialization OR commemoration
grave OR cemetery
Using OR between search terms means that EITHER term will be found.
This is most useful between search terms with similar meanings.
"constructive art"
"national memory"
Using quotation marks around two or more words will search for the exact phrase.
Using the asterisk (*) will search for words with various endings based on the root word or stem you enter.
equestrian AND (commemorat* OR memorial* OR monument) You can combine the strategies above to create a customized search statement for your topic.

Top Databases
Search in these databases for scholarly articles, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations on your topic.