This guide contains specific tips for research for your course. For more generally-applicable research tips, see the rest of the pages on this History Courses & Research Guide!
Search for web resources as you would for anything else--evaluating for credibility and appropriateness. Have a plan ahead of time.
Types of websites to explore:
Keywords may work well for your topic when searching for books, but also notice what subject terms are on good records. You may miss out on some useful resources if the subject terms are different from your keywords.
For example, this book:
Has these subject terms (notice "colonies," "france," and the name of the countries France is in):
Has these subject terms (notice again "colonies," "france," and the name of the country):
Additionally, be aware that there may be even more terms that surface sources for you.
Another word appears that isn't colonialism in this search:
And you see results you didn't before:
Stay inquisitive and open.