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Wellesley College Research Guides

AMST 310: Asian/American Politics of Beauty


This guide provides some useful starting places and strategies for doing research for this course. I'm happy to consult with you on any aspect of your research, from developing a research question to finding, evaluating, and citing sources. Email me or make an appointment directly on my calendar. See my contact information on this guide!

Course Books

Explore a Topic through SuperSearch

Trying some initial searches in SuperSearch can be a great way to begin to explore a topic from many angles across a variety of disciplines. Start with a simple search and scan the results, paying attention to aspects of the topic that jump out at you or resonate with you.

SuperSearch Tips

SuperSearch can be a great place to get a panoramic view of a topic from a wide variety of sources from multiple disciplines. Some tips:

  • Start with a broad keyword search and scan the results to discover different themes, approaches, and interpretations, e.g., 
    • food justice
  • Scan the Subjects that come up in your results list for useful terms to try in new searches.
  • Use the 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 in the last 5 or 10 years.