GHSS 2901: History of Nazism - Hensley (Online) - Spring 2024

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Susanna Smith
Georgia Highlands College
Floyd Campus Library
Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science
Acquisitions Librarian
Instructional Designer

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Using the videos and examples provided, this guide will provide the tools you need to locate peer-reviewed sources in Galileo.


The skills you will practice are:

  1. Building an effective search strategy utilizing keywords, key phrases, and synonyms.
  2. Refining and narrowing searches using built-in database limiters.
  3. Identifying appropriate databases for subject-specific research needs.


The skills necessary to locate and evaluate sources are transferable to other research you will do in the future, in a library or work setting, or when using a general web browser like Google.

Library Guide Helpful Tips!


PART 1: Keywords

All good research comes from well constructed searches. This page will give you the basics for building a strong keyword search.

PART 2: Using Galileo

This page will provide refreshers on Galileo, keyword searching, and using filters. There is a sub-page here dedicated to locating print and ebooks as well!

PART 2: Subject Databases

You have likely done basic research using the main Galileo search, but you may not be familiar with subject databases. This page will show you how to locate appropriate history-focused databases.

PART 4: Assignment Specific Tips

Once you've got a handle on using Galileo, this page will provide you with some specific tips about locating materials for your class assignment.

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