This is the "Research Planning" page of the "*GPS 120: Perspectives in World Cultures - Hyland" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

*GPS 120: Perspectives in World Cultures - Hyland  

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017 URL: http://libguides.wingate.edu/content.php?pid=700323 Print Guide RSS Updates

Research Planning Print Page
  Search: 
 

"Fetch!"

Articles, Books, & More...

Use your campus network login (Wingnet) credentials if prompted for access. Click here for password assistance.

Save

      
     

    Step 1: Search Terms from Research Question

    Starting Reaserch Question:

    What were gender relations like in Ancient Japan, specifically pertaining to Shintoism?
     

     Find important words, and refine ambiguous terms:

           What were gender relations like in Ancient Japan specifically pertaining to Shintoism?

    (clarify or expand: Gender Relations)

    Good Initial Search Terms:

    Gender Relations/Gender Roles, Women, Ancient Japan/Japan, Shintoism

     

     

    Step 2: Get Background Information

    Encyclopedias

    • Overview   -   Gain a broad understanding of your topic
    • Definitions - Be an informed reader
    • Notable Names - Know the major players
    • Dates & Events - Contextualize your topic
    • Bibliographies - Fish those citations!

     General Encyclopedias

     Use Fetch to find online encyclopedia entries aka Research Starters for your search terms: Shinto

    • Wikipedia: Shinto (Remember, use only for preliminary research and information from appropriate references)

    Subject Specific Encyclopedias

    Extensive;scholarly - Gain a more in-depth understanding of your topic

     

    Step 3: Gather More Search Terms

    Build a list of keywords and synonyms

     

     Woman • Female • Miko Priestess Jinja Maiden
    +
    Roles • Relations • Social Position • Social Condition • Treatment
    +
    Shinto • Shintoism • Shamanism
    +
    Japan  Japanese Nippon


    Find Us on Facebook Follow ekslibrary on Twitter Back to Top

    Online Catalog | Databases | Friends of the Library | About the Library | Library News | myGate Portal | WinLINK | Moodle

    704-233-8089 | library_info@wingate.edu
    Ethel K. Smith Library | P.O. Box 157
    Wingate University | Wingate, NC 28174
    Wingate University
    Description

    Loading  Loading...

    Tip