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WGS 271: Lancaster Vice

Search Language Examples

Search statement language for searching in library databases:

  • Use "quotation marks" to have multiple words searched together as a phrase:
    • "progressive era"
    • "dance halls"
    • "birth control"
    • "united states"


  • Use the word AND (in capital letters) to combine different topics/concepts:
    • "progressive era" AND vice
    • "progressive era" AND sexuality
    • "birth control" AND 19th

    • "birth control" AND "early twentieth"

    • "birth control" AND "late nineteenth"

    • "five points" AND "new york"

    • race AND neighborhood AND (19th OR nineteenth)

    • "progressive era" AND immigrant AND writing

    • immigrant AND fiction AND "early twentieth"

    • immigrant AND women AND writ*

    • "dance halls" AND reform

    • "dance halls" AND vice


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Lisa Stillwell
For Spring 2021: I am happy to meet with you online! Please email me to schedule a time: lisa.stillwell@fandm.edu

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