Don't neglect reference books, shelved around the new reading room that looks toward the chapel.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture REF DS779.23 .E5 2005 has an article on "Language and Gender."
Japan (in the series, Asia in Focus) REF DS821 .E5127 2009 The focus of this book is culture, with economics and politics covered, too. Lists of citations throughout and at the back of the volume are up to date through the early years of this century.
Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia REF HQ12 .S423 2006 has an article on "Language."
The first segment of each of these call numbers will help you find good places to browse in the main stacks, too.
Tips for Using EBSCO databases:
EXAMPLE of Chicago Style on a Works Cited page for an article retrieved from a database:
DuBois, Thomas. "Asia and the Old Wolrd Order." History Today 63,no.3 (2013): 12-19. Accessed February 16, 2014.
thus the formula is:
Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal volume #. issue # (year): page numbers. Date of access [month day, year]. [Stable URL or DOI.]
MORE EXAMPLES and explanations at Purdue's OWL site: and at Hacker: History
To request books from Bates, Bowdoin, or Colby Storage.
Click where the arrow points; then fill in the form that appears with your name and the barcode number on the back of your Colby ID.
Search the CBB Collections:
Expand your search to include articles by using OneSearch
Extend your search to libraries worldwide with WorldCat
AS YOU BEGIN YOUR RESEARCH -
1. After you do an initial keyword search in a catalog or database, examine the Subject lines for helpful vocabulary. These lines are hot-linked to all other records in the system that have that same subject.
2. Remember searching tricks: confuci* = Confucius, Confucian, Confucianism ; "Asian values" searches that exact phrase ; "economic miracle" AND Asia searches for records with both these terms. Adding NOT southeast eliminates articles on southeast Asia from your results.
3. Too many or too few results? Add more search terms, experiment with different words that have similar meanings, or broaden out your search. A general book on Confucius / Confucianism will probably have a section on women in Confucian thought and the history of scholarship on this topic.
4. Notes and bibliographies! Remember to look for and use these. They will guide you in discovering the work done to date on any topic.
Search databases for newspaper, magazine & journal articles:
Subject Searches in various databases, e.g.:
Suggested Keyword Searches:
Use subject headings for finding books at Colby. Examples: