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AFR 221/POL 270: The Politics of Race and Racism in Europe


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SuperSearch can be a great place to start exploring a topic from many angles through a wide variety of sources from multiple disciplines. As you scan the results, pay attention to aspects of the topic that interest, intrigue, or surprise you. Some tips:

  • Start with a broad keyword search and scan the results to discover different themes, approaches, and interpretations, e.g., 
    • citizenship AND immigration AND race AND europe
  • Make note of key terms you see that you might use to narrow or expand your search or clarify or shift your focus. The Subjects that come up in your results list can be particularly helpful in identifying terms used to describe and categorize your topic.

  • Use filters to focus your search. For example, limit to books and e-books or scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, or use the publication date filter to find articles or books published the last 5 or 10 years.

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