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Search Terms

Depending on which aspect of Whose Names Are Unknown you have decided to research, the following terms may be useful to you.  

In Gale eBooks, use broad terms such as:

  • Dust Bowl
  • Great Depression

In the larger databases (Gale, EBSCO, Google Scholar and the library catalog), try more specific terms:

  • Dust Bowl migration
  • California migration 1930s
  • Farm Security Administration
  • Weedpatch Camp
  • etc.

Read Background Information

Gale eBooks is a great source for background information. 

Click on one of the specific articles below, or try your own search terms in the link to the Gale eBooks at the bottom of the box.

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Find Focused Information in Library Databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

Search using the Search Terms at the top of this guide, or use words more specific to your topic.

If you're working from off campus,  and you're asked to sign in, just use the same sign in you use for email and Canvas.

Finding Information on the Web

Here is a sampling of substantive articles found on the Web. Use Google Scholar (see box below) to locate academic sources on the Web.

Use Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find scholarly information on the Web.

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eBooks @ MJC Library

For researching history, books are an excellent resource. Click on the titles of the books below to read them in your browser.

Print Books @ MJC Library

Visit the East Campus Library & Learning Center to borrow these books. You'll find them by their listed call numbers. Ask a staff member for help if needed.

For more books, including eBooks, search the library's catalog.

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