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World Literature

LibGuide to World Lit resources at the Hoffman Family Library

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EBSCO Databases

Tips for Searching

Think of the best keywords to enter and be ready to change them as you pursue your topic. Try using a subject encyclopedia or dictionary for specialized terminology. Get ideas for new keywords by carefully examining the title, abstract and subject fields in your first results.

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