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Writing Program: WP 115 TOYS

FINDING YOUR WAY

         
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Think Strategically about Your Research

  • Search for books in any of Colby's catalogs, expanding your search with subject linking

  • Investigate the notes and bibliographies of every good source you find for leads to more

  • Think about what sorts of publications the information you need might be published in.
    • Biographical? Try Scribner Writers, Credo, or monographic biographies. 
    • Contemporary public reactions?  Search ProQuest Newspapers or choose magazines in Academic Search Complete
    • Manuscript primary source collections of an author?  Try WorldCat or the national library of the author's home country. Search terms: archive, papers - in appropriate languages.
    • Literary analyses of an author? Search in MLA International Bibliography


And if you need help with anything, don't hesitate to contact me:                                        kjgillum@colby.edu

REQUESTING CBB BOOKS

Record for a Book in CBBcat

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LIBRARY RESOURCES

 

Karen Gillum,
Librarian

kjgillum@colby.edu                    

MLA
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Search databases for  newspaper, magazine & journal articles.

Newspapers and magazines for public discussions that are going on now.

Overviews and summaries of public issues

Scholarly journals for rigorous examination and analysis of a question

Look for databases by subject
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CITATIONS IN BRIEF


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