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From Enemies to Friends, Professor Foglesong (01:506:299:03): Getting Started

The United States and German-American Relations


This guide will help you get started with your research for From Friends to Enemies: How Peoples Have Overcome Enmity. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or need some additional guidance. My contact info is on the right. Email is the best way to contact me initially. I'm also happy to meet with you online to discuss your research.


This guide is a work in progress. Email me if you'd like to add any resource that you think will be useful for the class.

Search Tips

Most of the resources, the databases referred to in this guide, default to the Advanced Search option. Advanced Search is not complicated, difficult to use. It just gives you a better range of search options, better control over your search results, than Basic Search.

- Use "double quotes" to search for an exact phrase: "cultural exchange"
- * is a wildcard, will search forms of a term: cultur* also searches cultures, cultural, culturally, etc.
- In Advanced Search, there are two or more rows of search boxes. You can add more. By default, your search terms in each row are connected with and. Searching with and means that all of your terms have to appear together in the records or the full text of the articles, etc. in the database. The more rows, the more terms you search together, the more specific your search becomes:
--- "soviet union" and "cultural exchange*" is a less specific search, will retrieve more items, than: "soviet union" and "cultural exchange*" and art*
- Within a search box, you can combine alternative terms with or. The more ors you use, the broader you search becomes, any of the terms can appear in the records or full text of the articles, etc.
--- art* or music* in a search box will make your search broader, retrieve more articles, than simply: art*

American History Librarian- New Brunswick

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Tom Glynn
Alexander Library
Rutgers University
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New Brunswick, NJ
(848) 932-6105

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