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MU 398a Library Research Music/Media/Representation/Difference: Finding Books, Music, Video

Online databases and strategies for library research for "Music, Media, and the Representation of Difference"

Google Books Search

Use Google Book Search to discover books addressing your topic (full-text keyword search).

Use CBBcat, NExpress or MaineCat to check out the books you want to explore further.

Search Tips

Use the CBBCat to:

  • Discover a wide range of books, video, and music on a topic
  • Search all library materials at Colby, Bates, Bowdoin
  • Request an item from Bates or Bowdoin, when it's not at Colby

Use the Classic Colby Catalog to:

  • Find known books, videos, CDs here at Colby
  • Find specific journal titles here at Colby
  • Quick, fast search of what is in the Colby Libraries

Constructing Searches

TO COMBINE LIKE TERMS TOGETHER: use OR

gender OR sex* OR femin* (Hint: use the * [asterisk symbol] to retrieve the root word and spelling variations)

TO COMBINE DIFFERENT CONCEPTS: use AND

music AND race AND representation

TO USE BOTH METHODS FOR A SMART SEARCH:

(music OR media) AND (race or ethnic*) AND (representation OR identity OR image) 

USEFUL SUBJECT HEADINGS USED FOR THIS TOPIC: Try a subject heading search

  • Music -- Social aspects
  • Gender identity in music
  • Music and race
  • Homosexuality in Music
  • Popular Music -- Social Aspects
  • Music and technology
  • Sex in music
  • Feminism and music
  • Motion picture music -- History and criticism

 

 

 

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