Brainstorm a list of keywords and phrases relevant to your question, and include synonyms. Don't skip this step! Think about synonyms for your keywords and phrases.
Use quotation marks for exact phrases:
Wild cards find all versions of a word when added after the word's root:
Start with a general search, and narrow it down as you look through your results.
Read abstracts when they are available. They're brief summaries of the contents of a long, complex article. Abstracts are hugely helpful. NOTE: A small percentage of articles in JSTOR include abstracts.
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Databases can be helpful for getting background information about a country or region's involvement in a conflict or war. Here are some good places to begin.
These databases are helpful sources of journal articles, book chapters (Academic Source Premier and JSTOR), and some newspaper articles.
BBC History: World Wars
Features short, factual articles about several large interntional conflicts from a reliable British news source.
The Gale Ebooks source provides fully searchable chapters from hundreds of published, peer-reviewed books designed for students of Social Studies. Use the search screen to find useful chapters. There's citation help on the right of each page.