Think Strategically about Your Research
And if you need help with anything, don't hesitate to contact me: email@example.com
Use an asterisk to stand in for different word endings: femin* = feminist, feminism, etc.
Use quotation marks to "glue together" a phrase: "gender roles"
Use parentheses & OR to search synonyms: (refugee OR migrant)
REFINE YOUR SEARCH
Use the various limiting parameters in sidebars of databases to narrow your search appropriately
Skim the terminology in entries for new keywords and synonyms to use in repeating your search
EXPAND YOUR SEARCH
On the EBSCO platform, click on the Choose Databases link near the top of the screen to add another subject database to your field of search
Finding books at Colby:
Subjects to search in the Catalogue
Authors to Search in the Catalogue
Record for a Book in CBBcat
Click where the arrow points to request. Fill in only the numerals of the barcode on the back of your Colby ID.
Sign up for ILL and request books and articles Colby doesn't own.
Search databases for newspaper, magazine & journal articles.
for public discussions that are going on now.
Overviews and summaries
for rigorous examination and analysis of a question
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