Articles in scholarly journals are particularly important to academic research. They:
Look for options in databases to limit results to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
Articles not available in full-text? Request through ILLiad interlibrary loan.
Look for Request from ILLiad or Request from another library links when a database advices you that full-text is not available.
This link is also available in Worldcat.
Access your account from the My Accounts tab on the Colby Libraries website.
OneSearch searches multiple resources at once. Use for very precise searches:
For best results, use limiters: field drop-downs (Title, Publication Title), content type (articles, book chapters, book reviews), etc.
For topical searches, first consult CBBcat and individual databases.
Use CBBcat (our Colby, Bates & Bowdoin library catalog) to find books, e-books and films (DVDs & streaming).
KEYWORD SEARCH - just words
Use quotes to glue together words in phrases, titles or an author's name: "lead poisoning"
An asterisk is a wild card that stands in for different endings of a word: critic* = critic, critics, criticism, and critical
A search string includes a combination of elements: "Agent Orange" AND literature
SUBJECT SEARCH - "aboutness"
Takes you to items pre-identified as being about that subject. The terms are specific. Identify subject heading terms by checking item records found in a keyword search.
More CBBcat subject headings:
Environmental justice in literature
Environmental protection in literature
Environmental protection and motion pictures
Subject headings can also be used to craft a better keyword search by identifying key terms.
GETTING YOUR ITEMS
Books in Miller Library: Look at the call number. Most literary works are on the 2 bottom floors of the Miller bookstacks.
Books located at the Colby Storage Facility, Bates or Bowdoin: To order click
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 is available to pickup at the Miller Service Desk.
To broaden your search further, try the other catalogs listed under Books & More on our home page: NExpress, MaineCat and WorldCat.
Check the works cited, notes, references and bibliographies of every relevant article or book. You may discover a book or article perfect for your topic.
Hafley, James Robert, 1928 - The Glass Roof: Virigina Woolf as a Novelist. Berkely: University fo California Press, 1954. (link to bibliography)
One good source can lead to another!
Look for a Cited Work using:
To help gather and organize citations, and create bibliographies, try a citation manager.
Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface.