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ASST/CWL/RLST/SAME 208: Introduction to the Cultures and Literatures of South Asia

This guide is intended to help students enrolled in ASST/CWL/RLST/SAME 208 "Introduction to the Cultures and Literatures of South Asia" complete their research assignments.

Reference Resources

Before you dive into searching databases and the library catalog, you'll want to get a good handle on the terminology surrounding your topic. This will help you define your key words and even check for variations in spelling for non-English people and places. Here are a few good places to start.

Keywords Video

This video will help you as you think about constructing your search for resources on your topic.

Boolean Searching

Understanding how to use boolean operators can help you refine your search and find more quality resources. Here's a quick tutorial on what the different boolean operators do. Questions? Ask a librarian!