Hijra's Research Guide
After writing my undergraduate honors thesis ,on the hijra community, I realized the wealth of information about them was hard to find. I spent a lot of time and effort just gathering my research together. While my thesis is not peer-reviewed or authoritative, I am an expert (as a librarian) in research. This research guide, the blog and all the resources listed are here to aid you in doing your own research. Enjoy and please feel free to share your webpages, photos and anything you find about them.
I am taking advantage of various social networking options within this research guide. The web resources are part of del.icio.us so you can see not only what I desginate as related, but what other people have bookmarked these pages and what other related pages they have. Of course, the blog to keep you up to date on current news articles and other information as it comes out.
- Use the bibliographies of other articles and books to find other items
- Try to contact others who have written on the topic to get their insights and ideas.
- Compile a list of search terms and synonyms for those words to search with. Like mine above, you can create a mind map/brainstorm of your topic .
- Check your search engine and database help menu to learn how to combine terms, use truncation, and other serach strategies.
- Make sure you are aware of your library's Inter-Library Loan policies.
- Talk to your public or college/university reference librarians. Their value can not be measured.
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