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AR 120 Seeing and Writing: LIBRARY CATALOG & INTERLIBRARY BORROWING

This guide will introduce basic sources used in art research to support focused writing assignments on encounters with the visual world.

Borrowing From Other Libraries

If a book is not available for request from CBBCat (Colby/Bates/Bowdoin catalog), locate and borrow material from another library for your research paper

Google Books Search

Use Google Book Search to discover books addressing your topic (full-text keyword search).

Use CBBcat, NExpress or MaineCat to check out the books you want to explore further.

Google Book Search

Search CBBCat

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WHICH CATALOG DO I USE

Use the CBBCat to:

  • Find a wide range of books, video, primary resources on a topic
  • Find out if Colby owns a particular journal
  • Search all library materials at Colby, Bates, Bowdoin
  • Limit to only Colby materials if preferred
  • Request items from Bates, Bowdoin it not held by Colby 
  • Link to NExpress or MaineCat to locate more titles and request from outside of CBB

Use One Search to:

  • Search across online newspapers, journals, Colby/CBB library catalogs, etc.
  • Discover MANY online, media and print resources from the Colby Libraries
  • Use the left hand frame to limit your results by subject, format, etc.
  • Link directly to full text when available

 

CONSTRUCTING SEARCHES

KEYWORD SEARCHING HINTS

1.  TO COMBINE LIKE TERMS TOGETHER: use OR

landscape OR natur* (Hint: use the * [asterisk symbol] to retrieve the root word, plurals, and spelling variations)

2.  TO COMBINE DIFFERENT CONCEPTS: use AND [NOTE: the catalog also performs this search implicitly, without the "AND"]

Natur* AND photograph*

3.  USE BOTH METHODS FOR A SMART SEARCH:

(art  OR photograph*) AND landscape AND American*

 

 

 

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