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FYS100 - Japanese Culture 2019: Scholarly Research

Scholarly Research

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources

       from the University of Minnesota.  Crookston.

Scholarly and Popular Sources

scholarly and popular resources video

Search Technikques

Keyword searching--Search by the most important or specific words or phrases.

Boolean operators (AND, OR, AND NOT) These words are used to combine your search terms. 

Truncation--Use the asterisk * to retrieve all variants of a word. For example, environ* will retrieve environment, environmentalist, environmental. But be careful! Con* will retrieve convict, contract, constitution and all other words that start that way. You will get many irrelevant items.

Phrase searching--If your search term is a phrase, e.g., critical thinking, enclose the phrase in quotation marks. "Critical thinking" is a more specific search than typing the words separately.


Courtesan reading
























Courtesan reading, from "Comparisons of the beauties of the Pleasure Quarters"