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Generating search terms

Finding the right search terms can be a major challenge. Being attentive to the terminology you find in materials you've already located is important, and then you have to figure out how to combine them.  This tool can help.


This guide is intended to help you locate up-to-date information about your research topics and will help you assure a methodical and more comprehensive approach to collecting information. It will help you locate background information, current scholarly articles, and reliable, credible Internet sites.

To find *ARTICLES* go to the Find Articles tab above.

To find books, use URSUS, the online catalog of the University of Maine System, which provides access primarily to books and government publications.

To find materials of this type in other Maine libraries, check MaineCat.

To find these materials outside of Maine, check WorldCat.

The library is able to get materials from other libraries all over the world. To access this easy to use service, log in and use the request form at ILLiad, or talk with the library staff in Inter-Library Loan.

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