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HWST 491: Senior Capstone

This LibGuide was created for students in Kumu April's HWST 491 Senior Capstone course.

Laying out the Research Process

Now that you have your research question and your search terms, it's time to start looking for resources!

Here are some SEARCH STRATEGIES to help you in your search for relevant, useful information:

  1. Use keywords to build context into your searches: hala vs. lau hala vs. lauhalavs. ulana lauhala
  2. Use quotations to search for phrases:"malama aina" vs.malama aina
  3. Use * (or sometimes ! or ?) to truncate searches: hawaii* searches for hawaiihawaiianhawaiians
  4. Use filters (e.g. date, type, subject) to narrow search results
  5. Re-order results by date, relevance, or title if needed
  6. Use Email, Print, Cite tools if needed
  7. Log-in to save your searches and save results