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Question 1 + answer
What are appropriate sources to use in the orientation phase? Name two.
The quickest way to find an initial subject is to look in a printed or online handbook or reference work. Look in the index and find the relevant entry. You will find the most important basic information about your subject.
Question 2 + answer
Name two ways to define your topic.
There are various ways to define a topic, for example:
- geographical: which country/region?
- period: which year(s), decade, century?
- language: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic etc.
Question 3 + answer
For the following subject, find
- a synonym
- a different spelling
- a broader search term that will produce more results
Subject: Terra sigillata in Eastern Gaul
If you have looked in handbooks or encyclopaedias, for example, you might have discovered the following:
- Synonyms for the term ‘Terra sigillata’ can be ‘Aretine ware’ and ‘samian ware’ ‘Céramique sigillée’, ‘TS’
- What does Gaul mean? What is the time span of ‘Gaul’?
- Gaul is in English: Gaul,Gaulish, In French: Gaule, Gaulois, German: Gallien,Gallisch, Dutch: Gallië
- ‘Gaul ’ is a broader search term for ‘Eastern Gaul’.
These are just a few possible answers.