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Weimar and Nazi Germany - Greensburg Campus

This guide will be helpful to students doing research about Weimar and Nazi Germany.

The Research Process in a Nutshell

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject. For this topic, you will want to be more specific in your search terms to yield better results. For example:
    • Holocaust
    • National socialism
    • Germany-History (or Politics and government)-1918-1933
    • Germany-history-(or Politics and government)-1933-1945
    • Weimar Republic
  • Search PITTCat+ and subject oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully!
  • When in doubt, contact your librarian.

These sample worksheets will help you refine your research topic and understand how to evaluate a scholarly journal article. You may also want to consult our online tutorial, Scholarly Information, or check Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish, 3rd. ed., 2011, by Ellen R. Girden.  This book is on reserve at the Greensburg Campus Library Information Desk .

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