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STARTING RESEARCH IF YOU'RE REMOTE
On the Libraries' home page check
. REMOTE ACCESS Make sure you have
set up for access to articles in Colby databases. (You probably already do have this activated, but if you have trouble connecting to a database, check the Okta Okta link first.)
Interlibrary loan connects you to even more articles electronically. Directions on how to register for ILL are . here
José Pérez Ocaña
Think Strategically about Your Research
Use terminology and facts learned from the background information to search for articles in Academic Search Complete , and the other databases below.
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, looking for leads to more
Think about what sorts of publications the information you need might be published in
If you need help with anything, don't hesitate to contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org
Use an asterisk to stand in for different word endings: spain* = spanish, Spaniard, etc.
Use quotation marks to "glue together" a phrase: "Queer Spain"
Use parentheses & OR to search synonyms: (Queer OR LGBTQ)
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.
A few examples:
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