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When searching, think about your topic and change your search terms. Don't just search for China; you will find materials that are broadly about the country, from all time periods.
Instead, think about what search terms are relevant to your research. Use your class readings to help you find more specific terms, or look at a reference work (like an encyclopedia or handbook) for background information and context.
Choose a geographical area or city to research (e.g., Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, etc.)
Choose a specific time period (e.g., Shang Dynasty, Han Dynasty etc.)