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POLB91: Comparative Development in Political Perspective

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Library Presentation (Feb 6th, 2024)

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Example Search:   Search for books on your topic e.g. chile and government.  Select "Format" on the left side of your results and select "Books.

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Use relevant course readings or articles you've already found on your topic to find more sources:   Check references for more articles on your topic.   Find your course reading or other relevant article in Google Scholar or a library database.   Select "Cited by" or "Related Articles" to search for more sources on your topic.


Example:  Select "Cited by" and "Related Articles" to look for more sources on the same topic.

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Tip:    Not sure if you're article is from a peer-reviewed journal?     See Understanding Peer Review to learn more.  

Citation: Chicago Style

Cite your sources using Chicago style.  For assistance, drop by the reference desk (front desk) in the Library or visit the Writing Siupport (located across from the library).

Understand Plagiarism

Understand what is considered plagiarism so that you can avoid it.  According to the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science Student Academic Integrity website, plagiarism is:  "presenting the work, ideas, or words of another as your own, even by accident."