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This page is designed to support a variety of Colby courses which are doing research on the histories and peoples of the State of Maine.  You will find Maine-specific resources on each page, as well as (where available) a section on more general digital archives (including media) and one on databases relevant to the subject of the page.  If you have a suggested link for a useful resource, or any other comment, please feel free to share it wish us. 

Don't forget that the colleges and universities of Maine are a good resource for this material; the Special Collections and Archives of Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, University of Maine, University of Southern Maine, and University of New England all have Maine-related collections.  And always remember the two major resources for primary materials available to Colby researchers:  Hathi Trust and the Center for Research Libraries.  Both are accessible through the Databases setting of the blue search box on any Colby Libraries home pages.  If you aren't sure how to use any of these resources, or locate them, please contact an SRS or a Special Collections Librarian!

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Marilyn R. Pukkila
Miller Library 107D
Colby College
Office hours: in Miller: W 1:30-3:30
in Diamond 207: T 3:30-5
and by appointment in Miller M-F
NO set office hours in January
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