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")
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Find one good item? Look at its item record to see if there are Subject Headings. Click on these links to find similar items.
Find books and articles with one search
OneSearch is a discovery tool that combines our library catalog, databases and more.
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.
To order books from the Colby Storage Facility, Bates or Bowdoin:
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.
Can also access from the Colby Libraries home page > Books and More.
Or from within CBBcat search results. Look for the icons on the right. Orders are usually received in 3 to 5 business days.
Borrow from academic libraries in New York state. Look for widget within NExpress on search results pages.
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.