Basic Guide to Spanish & Portuguese; Latin American & Caribbean Studies: Research & Writing

This introductory guide is designed for beginning to advanced students looking for the best resources to begin research on topics related to Spanish & Portuguese; Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Combining Search Terms - Boolean Searches

Search Strategies

Well-developed SEARCHING SKILLS are at the core of good research.  Using effective search strategies is vital to finding relevant sources.  Selecting appropriate KEYWORDS and using BOOLEAN SEARCHES will greatly improve the quality and focus of your search results, especially while using DATABASES.

This page provides links to handouts, resources and tutorials focused on SEARCHING SKILLS, including keyword and Boolean searching.

The Research Process - Picking your Topic

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KU Writing Center - Free help

Ku Writing Center

How to Avoid Plagiarism

MLA Handbook


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Preparing an Annotated Bibliography