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African Heritage and the Caribbean-Brazilian Experience


This is a brief Research Guide to accompany African Heritage and the Caribbean-Brazilian Experience.

You will find a quick rundown of our search strategy from class below along with a 6-minute video on finding books and articles using OneSearch.

The Humanities Databases tab in the left column offers links to the databases discussed in class along with links to the ebook platforms at City College that store the majority of our ebook selections.

Search Strategies

NYTimes 7.15.2017 Brazil's Gateway for Slaves story shot

Start with a Web Search for Subject Information

Start with a basic search on the New York Times website to find current items about your subject.

Use the site operator [ brazil slavery] to quickly locate your subject on the New York Times (or any other) website.

Use 6 Google Tricks That Will Turn You Into an Internet Detective from the New York Times for more search tips to speed your web searches

Search in OneSearch, CUNY's Discovery Tool 

Once you have identified some Subject Terms to go with your main subject, plug that information into OneSearch.

Watch the 6 minute video below to review how OneSearch works.