1. Start here: ALICE Library Catalog...
Perhaps the best way to start is to search the ALICE catalog using a simple keyword search. Try:
If you are searching for books on slavery or the Atlantic slave trade in relation to a specific region of the world or country, it may be helpful to add some geographic terms. For example:
Similarly, if the focus of your research is the institution of slavery and/or the slave trade within Africa itself, it would be wise to use the relevant geographic terms, such as:
Finally, you may wish to explore the history of slavery within the context of a specific industry or the production of a particular commodity. For example:
Library of Congress Subject Headings
For a more advanced approach to searching the ALICE catalog, you might try using subject headings. For instance:
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