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Think Strategically about Your Research 

  • Looking up background information first can save you time later - e.g. use Credo Reference
  • Use terminology and facts learned from the background information to search for articles in Philosopher's Index, JSTOR and other databases at left
  • 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


MLA Citation Tools & Guides:

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Guides to Writing Annotated Bibliographies (Consult your own Assignment for Detailed Directions)

Examples of Annotated Bibliography from OWL

Annotated Bibliographies from Diana Hacker

Annotated Bibliographies from Duke


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