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Food Sovereignty: Find Books

Originally created for GS 291 JanPlan 2015


Doing BOTH Keyword and Subject searches can help you find better results!


Experiment with synonyms and related terms

Use an asterisk to stand in for letter variations  (agro*  = agroecology, agroindustry, agronomy.)

Use quotation marks to "glue together" a phrase  ("government policy")

Other sample keywords:

  • "food sovereignty"
  • "food security"
  • "food supply"
  • peasants
  • farmland conservation
  • agriculture and poverty
  • "agrarian reform"

Photo: Girl with Grain, Tanzania by Rod Waddington


Find one good item? Look at its item record to see if there are Subject Headings. Click on these links to find similar items.

Or search by Subject instead of keyword in CBBCat and other library catalogs.
Examples of Library of Congress Subject Headings.
  • Food sovereignty
  • Food supply
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Food security
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Agrobiodiversity         
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects
  • Globalization


Find books and articles with one search


Advanced Search

OneSearch is a discovery tool.

Use it to find both articles and books in one search at Colby and beyond. It is best used as a supplementary tool. Check CBBcat and subject databases first.


SEARCH the Entire CBB Collection, or just Colby.



To order books from the Colby Storage Facility, Bates or Bowdoin:

Click on  
at top of the item record.

Enter your name and bar code number (omit beginning and ending letters) from your Student ID or Library Card.

You will be notified by email when your request arrives.

Other Catalogs

Access from the Colby Libraries home page > Books and More:

Borrow from other academic libraries in New England.

Borrow from public and academic libraries in Maine.

Search for books and other materials held in libraries worldwide. Order through ILLiad.

NExpress and MaineCat can also be accessed from within CBBcat on search results pages. Their items are usually received in 3 to 5 business days.

ConnectNY (NEW)

Borrow from academic libraries in New York state. Look for widget within NExpress on search results pages.

CRL Catalog
Center for Research Libraries provides another access to research materials found in select universities, colleges and reserach institutions.  It is especially helpful for locating primary resource materials. 

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