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Salem Witch Trials: Articles & Databases

Researching the Salem Witch Trials? In this guide, you'll find tips on locating books and ebooks, journals and articles, and web resources for your research project.

What's Your Angle?

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The angle from which you approach your topic will help you to decide which database will best meet your research needs. 

Database Searching Tips & Tricks

Tip #1: Think of as many synonyms and related terms as possible for your topic. Scholars and journalists may use different words to describe similar ideas, so searching with multiple keywords will ensure that you do not miss out on relevant material just because it employs different terms. 

Tip #2: For quick, effective searching, utilize Boolean operators. 

  • AND = Narrows your search. Will return results in which terms appear together. e.g., Media AND Elections
  • OR = Broadens your search. Will return results in which either term appears. e.g., Media OR Elections
  • NOT = Narrows your search. Will return results in which a specified term is excluded. e.g., Media NOT elections

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