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Chinese Culture: Introduction

To support the Chinese Culture classes provided by the Chinese Dept.

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Effective Ways of Doing Information Research

The four key steps are to Get Organized, Gather Information, Use the Information, and Reflect. 

To learn more about the details of a research process, please click Research without Pain

With a research topic or an assignment, you may simply start with the Research section of the library.

As always, we are happy to help you and show you more if you simply stop by the OWH Library's Help Desk, or chat with us via Libchat.    

Search the OWHL Catalog - Explanation

   Oliver Wendell Holmes Library Catalog

               
 
Keyword Searching  
Typically, when you search, you will use keywords.  Simply enter the basic ideas/keywords of your topic in the search box.  The computer will search for books containing those keywords in the title, subjects, and descriptions of the books.  
 
Subject Searching  
Subject searching is more powerful than keyword searching.  It allows you to use a specific vocabulary to find books in the catalog.  To find a good subject, look at the display page of a book you already like.  Click on the subject link to run a search

 

Map of China 中国地图

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