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AN 305: Archaeological Method and Theory: Example Topic / Search Term Generation

This LibGuide is in support of the University of South Alabama's AN 305 course.

Search Terms for Databases

How can the food people used to eat help us understand how outside contact affected Asia?

(Note: This is not a great topic. Use the brainstorming process of generating keywords to make it more specific.)

food

Synonym: diet

Synonym: cuisine

Narrower: cooking

Even Narrow: cooking vessels

Broader: foodways

contact

Synonym: encounters

Narrower: European contact.

Broader: exploration

East  Asia

No synonyms.

Narrower: China

 

Even Narrower: Ancient China

 

Even Narrower: Zhou Empire

Broader: Asia

Keyword Search for SOUTHcat

1. Keyword search:

Ancient China AND Cooking Vessels

2. Revise with subject headings: 

CLICK ON HEADING: Food Habits

REVISE SEARCH: Food Habits; Food

3. Filters:

Bookstacks

e-books

Gov Docs

Streaming Media

4. Sort by:

Publication date, descending