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AASP 202: Black Culture in the United States

This online course tutorial will assist researchers in identifying resources on research topics related to African Americans.

Search Strategy (Using Race Relations Abstracts Database)

TOPIC:  RACIAL PROFILING OF AFRICAN AMERICANS WHILE SHOPPING

 

"racial profil*"

AND

"african american*" OR black*

AND

shop* OR store* OR retail*

 

SPECIAL NOTE:  In many databases, the use of the wildcard * retrieves documents containing various forms your term. For example, shop* searches for shop OR shopper(s) OR shopping  and other variations of the term. The use of the wildcard is known as truncation.

Using quotes " " around a string of words will instruct the database to search for your terms as a phrase. For example, "african american*" is searched as a phrase and not as individual words.

 

USE BOOLEAN OPERATORS SUCH AS AND, OR, NOT

TO ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CONCEPTS

                                                          

AND RETRIEVES DOCUMENTS THAT CONTAINS ALL OF YOUR CONCEPTS

 

OR RETRIEVES DOCUMENTS THAT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF YOUR CONCEPTS

 

NOT ELIMINATES DOCUMENTS THAT CONTAINS CONCEPTS YOU WISH TO AVOID