What You Need for This Assignment
Suggestion: use Countries of Africa web site for a map and links to basic facts
Suggestion: Key Events in African History
Suggestion: Countries and Their Cultures
Suggestion: Use one of the recommended databases for articles. For a report, use OneSearch and limit your results to reports.
Suggestion: Countries of Africa web site or World Factbook
Suggestion: During the coming week, make notes of any time you read or hear about Africa or China in the news.
Clicking on the title of a book from the list of results displays the details about the title, it location, its availability, the subject headings assigned to it, and often its contents.
You also have options to email, save to a citation database format, or add to a list of saved titles in in your account (you'll have to sign in to do this). Simply click on the available links.
To search for books in Boatwright, use our catalog, called Books and More . Start with a keyword search and when you have found one or two relevant books, examine their subjects headings to help guide further searching, or use terms from the table of subject headings to the left. You can also use descriptive terms such as "politics and government," "social life," "customs," "culture," "economic relations," "colonization," "investment," or "travel."
If you are looking for information on a person, you should first use that person's name in a keyword search or a subject heading search (reverse first and last names for this kind of search, e.g. Stanley, Henry). However, many books will have information on persons that is not evident from the information in the catalog, for example, general histories of a given time and place, such as a history of Great Britain in the Victorian era..