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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: Library Resources: Finding Books and Articles


Here are a few sample search terms. Note that single or multiple keywords are searched, rather than a long sentence. In instances where AND is included, type the search terms on multiple lines. The results you retrieve from the database will help you find other terms to search.

This list is in no way complete. Let the database provide you with synonyms and other words to search, in order to let your topic evolve. 

  • Chinese Americans AND parenting
  • Japanese Americans AND world war 2
  • Racism AND [any theme or ethnic group from book]
  • Sino-Japanese War
  • United States AND Xenophobia
  • Executive Order 9066
  • War Relocation Authority
  • Japanese Americans and concentration camps
  • Rape of Nanjing (or Nanking)

Finding articles using a research database

Articles from databases:

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Help with MLA Style

Citation Generators

Citation generators are convenient but may contain errors. Always check your citations with the MLA Handbook or with a reputable website, such as the Purdue OWL.