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AR 120 Seeing and Writing: LIBRARY CATALOG & INTERLIBRARY BORROWING

This guide will introduce basic sources used in art research to support focused writing assignments on encounters with the visual world.

Borrowing From Other Libraries

You may need to locate and borrow material from another library for your bibliography and research paper.

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 CBBCat

in:


Advanced Search

WHICH CATALOG DO I USE

Use the CBBCat to:

  • Find a wide range of books, video, primary resources on a topic
  • Find out if Colby owns a particular journal
  • Search all library materials at Colby, Bates, Bowdoin
  • Limit to only Colby materials if preferred
  • Request items from Bates, Bowdoin it not held by Colby 
  • Link to NExpress or MaineCat to locate more titles and request from outside of CBB

Use One Search to:

  • Search across online newspapers, journals, Colby/CBB library catalogs, etc.
  • Discover MANY online, media and print resources from the Colby Libraries
  • Use the left hand frame to limit your results by subject, format, etc.
  • Link directly to full text when available

 

CONSTRUCTING SEARCHES

KEYWORD SEARCHING HINTS

1.  TO COMBINE LIKE TERMS TOGETHER: use OR

landscape OR natur* (Hint: use the * [asterisk symbol] to retrieve the root word, plurals, and spelling variations)

2.  TO COMBINE DIFFERENT CONCEPTS: use AND [NOTE: the catalog also performs this search implicitly, without the "AND"]

Natur* AND photograph*

3.  USE BOTH METHODS FOR A SMART SEARCH:

(art  OR photograph*) AND landscape AND American*

 

 

 

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