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Search terms

When searching online and in databases, use quotation marks to search an exact phrase.

Use the search strings: and in your web searches to find reliable and scholarly resources. (Also consider

For example, if you want only sites that include the phrase "Chickahominy Tribe" with a .edu address, your search should look like this:

      "Chickahominy Tribe"

  • Chickahominy Tribe
  • Dungannon, Virginia
  • Jackson Ward, Richmond, Virginia
  • Osborne's Ford, Virginia
  • Scott County, Virginia
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Tangier Island, Virginia





These websites may include information related to your specific topics.

DATABASE Sources: "Encyclopedias"

Begin your search here to get an overview of your topic.  Think about search terms you can use in other databases as you read encyclopedia articles.

DATABASE Sources: "Local History"

These databases will connect you with local history resources.  Local history includes the study of communities in a geographical context with a focus on the cultural and social aspects of history.