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HUM 115: Critical Thinking (Hiroshima and the Atomic Bomb)

Getting Started

Work your way through the different sections on this page in order to get started with your research. The examples are there for you to use and explore, but remember that there may be many more resources found by searching the databases.

Read through the Basic Database Search Tips section of this page first and model your search phrases after the examples listed. If you need help with your research at any point, ask a librarian

Overviews, Essays, & Opinions

Search for Overviews

Credo Reference is an excellent place to get background information on a topic. Start by typing Hiroshima in the search box. The results page will include topic pages and a list of results. You could then search for things like atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb, radiation sickness, etc.

Credo results page with search term, topic pages, and results highlighted.

Overview Examples


Search for E-books

Summon E-book Search

NOTE: This does not search all of PCC Library's e-book databases.

E-book Examples


Search for Articles

The image below is a screen shot of a Gale PowerSearch results page.

It shows the search phrase that was used to search the database at the top of the screen:

  • "atomic bomb" AND radiation

Many library databases include more than one type of resource. In this example, under the heading "Content Types," the different types of resources found with this particular search phrase include magazines, academic journals, books, news, images, and videos.

Gale Powersearch results page with the search phrase and content types highlighted.

Article Examples



Films on Demand

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