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Research databases will help locate reliable and scholarly content. Choose the "peer review" option in the sidebars. If you can't connect directly to an article, use the link to Request from another Library through Interlibrary Loan.
Search for books in any of Colby's catalogs, expanding your search with subject linking. The longer form of a book provides greater breadth of general information or greater depth of argument.
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
Come and visit your Librarian!
email@example.com Miller 107B
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Visit the big, sunny reading room in Miller Library that faces the chapel and look for the shelf of books with call numbers beginning PQ7081. These provide brief, general information on aspects of Latin American literature.
Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003- short articles on writers, movements, countries, each with bibliography
Latin American Women Writers
Literary Cultures of Latin America, 3 volumes -- more discursive, organized by topic; v.1, chh. 28, 47, 55 deal with aspects of Afro-Latin American literatures; consult the index to find more
These books can help you quickly get oriented to a new subject area and give you leads for beginning more in-depth research.
Use an asterisk to stand in for different word endings: spain* = spanish, Spaniard, etc.
Use quotation marks to "glue together" a phrase: "Latin America"
Use parentheses & OR to search synonyms: (Black OR African-American)
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
Find a good book or article in a Keyword search? Look at its full record to see if there are Subject Terms. Click on these links to find other sources about that subject.