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Mr. Sumner: Armed Conflicts & Humanitarian Impacts

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  • more reliable for academics
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  • so much stuff (targeted to your search)!
    • advanced search
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    • content (primary research v. general or opinion)
    • purpose (inform v. entertain/you know)
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    • jargon
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Ms. Pulver: Biology

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Google &. Baidu v. Library Databases



Try it: dog/cat behavior

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