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Read your prompt carefully, and consider carefully what original thesis you will present in response.
Think about what sorts of publicationsthe information you need might be published in, along with what course texts might appropriately be referenced.
Look upbackground information in the reference sources at left
Use terminology and context learned from background sources to search for more peer-reviewed articles in recommended journals and periodical databases (see below).
Search for books (memoirs, collections of letters, biographies, diaries, special histories) in any of Colby's catalogs, expanding your search with subject linking
Search for films and media in Colby's catalog and in the Colby Hispanic Media Resources database.
Ask your librarian! Karen Gillumkjgillum@colby.edu
Laine Thielstrom, librarian for Cinema Studies, is also happy to help you - email@example.com
Find Books and Media
CBBcat - The Library Catalog of Colby, Bates & Bowdoin
Search for books, CDs, videos and more.
Borrow from several other academic libraries in New England.
Search for books and other materials held in libraries worldwide. Order through ILLiad. [[Signing up for ILLiad.]]
Use quotes to glue a phrase together. E.g., "Spanish Civil War"
Use an asterisk as a wild card to cover word variations. E.g., Latin* (for Latino, Latina, Latinas)
Broaden your search by using OR with parentheses. E.g., (army OR military). Results can contain either term.
Narrow your search by using AND. E.g., Franco AND film. Results must contain both terms.
Find one good item? Click on a record's Subject Headings to find similar material.
Expand your reach, sign up for ILLiad, our Interlibrary loan service.
Order directly from within WorldCat by clicking on Request through ILLiad@Colby.
CBBcat Subject Headings
Click on these links to find similar items. CBBcat uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. Unfortunately, these headings sometimes use outdated terminology, but once identified they can often provide much more precise search results than using keywords. Examples of LOC Subject Headings: