The two main databases for this course.
Other databases for supporting interdisciplinary information.
Articles in scholarly and/or peer-reviewed journals are particularly important to academic research.
SEARCH our library catalog - the Entire CBB Collection or just Colby.
Is a book scholarly? Investigate the author & publisher. Look for ethnographic research and scholarly analysis. Check for a substantive bibliography/notes that cite other scholarly publications and reliable primary sources.
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Materials not available at Colby or our partner institutions can often be obtained through ILLiad, our interlibrary loan service.
Keep a research log & document every search.
Explore a variety of search terms.
Check multiple resources.
Carefully evaluate all materials.
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Start with Keyword searches and then look at item records for relevant Subject Headings. These gather together items by "aboutness." The following are Subject headings in item record for the book: When Norms Collide:
Sample Subject Headings are listed below. (Change 1st drop-down to Subject.)
Note that some terms are often used as sub-headings in Subjects. If your not sure of a subject string, you can also search these as keywords (phrases in quotes) added to primary subject headings.
Use Advanced Search to mix and match keyword and subject searches.
OneSearch searches multiple resources at once. Use for very precise searches:
For best results, use limiters.