America: History and Life
Library Guide Series
- America: History and Life is a source for United States
and Canadian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present.
It provides citations and abstracts to articles from over 1700 journals
from 1964 to the present. America: History and Life also provides
citations to books, book reviews, theses, and dissertations.
The publisher, ABC-CLIO, provides about 16,000 new entries each year,
America: History and Life is updated monthly, and it provides
links to the FULL TEXT of SOME articles.
America: History and Life is an excellent source for research in the fields of:
American history, Canadian history, popular culture, American studies,
genealogy, women's studies/gender studies,
multicultural studies, anthropology, sociology, and other fields of study.
America: History and Life is available to current UT Arlington faculty and
students at this web addresses:
A truncation symbol in America: History and Life
is an asterisk (*).
When this symbol is put at the end of a word,
the database will be searched for all of
the possible endings--suffixes--for that root word.
For example, the command "histor*" will have the computer
look for: "history," "historical,"
and all other endings.
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(chican* OR latino* OR latina*
(imMiGra* OR migra*)
The first part of this statement will find material about the
The second part will look
for the words "immigra" or "migration".
then links the first search statement with the second.
This should be an effective
way to look for information about hispanic immigration.
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