ANTH 207 Linguistic Anthropology

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2. Construct a search.  You will likely need perform at least a couple different searches with different search words
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4. If a result shows a location of a book, that means it is available on library shelves.

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6. Manipulate the online book
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  • use the "search within" feature to find specific words in the book. 
    • example: If a book is about abortion, but you are specifically interested in legal aspects, you could do two searches:
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  • Is there a list of references at the end of each chapter or at the end of the book?  That may be one indication that the book is scholarly.
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