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HST 390: World War II, War Crimes, and US and International Law

Fall 2022 - Dr. Robert Hellyer

Tips for Searching Article Databases

The databases listed here may help you find and get access to newspaper articles, magazines articles, and scholarly journal articles about your topic. But how do you get started? 

1. Choose keywords that describe your topic and consider how different authors might describe the same topic. For example: ("war crime" OR atrocit*) AND trial* AND "World War II"

2. Use the tools provided by the database to narrow your search by date, document type, and more.

3. Read the abstract or summary of the article to decide if it is relevant to your topic. 

4. If the article is relevant, make sure to save it! ZSR recommends saving it to Zotero (which will also help you cite it later in your paper!). You can also email it to yourself or copy the permalink (NOT the link in the browser bar!). 

Need help? Ask a librarian! 

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Article Databases

These are just a few of the databases available through ZSR Library. Depending on your topic, there may be others that contain relevant materials. Need help? Ask a librarian! 

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