By midnight of the day before your class, please post a list of keywords related to your chosen topic as a comment to this post. Generate synonyms for topic keywords (e.g., “gender” and “sex”; “Victorian” and “19th century”) and try alternate spellings (including misspellings) for proper names (e.g., “Heany” for “Heaney”).
Try these keywords in at least a few of the following library catalogs and databases: NCSU, Duke, UNC-CH, NCCU, Open WorldCat, and WorldCat. Write a paragraph discussing how the same keywords produce different results in different catalogs and/or how different keywords and keyword combinations produce different results in the same catalog.
The following dropdown box in the NCSU Libraries catalog is helpful. Be sure to check out WorldCat (available from the Databases page of the library web site) as well as Open WorldCat.