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Read the Assignment Handbook carefully. Consider carefully what persuasive thesis, coherent argument, and course themes you want to develop further into an essay, while utilizing your critical editing skills in Spanish.
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.
And if you have any questions....
Ask your librarian! Karen Gillumkjgillum@colby.edu
Laine Thielstrom, librarian for Cinema Studies, is also happy to help you - firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Books and Media
CBBcat - The Library Catalog of Colby, Bates & Bowdoin Search for books, videos and more.
Use quotes to glue a phrase together. E.g., "Mexican Revolution"
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., (film OR cinema). Results can contain either term.
Narrow your search by using AND. E.g., Morales AND film. Results must contain both terms.
Find one good item? Click on a record's Subject Headings to find similar material. (See below)
To expand your reach, sign up for ILLiad, our Interlibrary loan service. (Articles are delivered electronically, often within a day.)
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 Unfortunately, these headings sometimes use outdated terminology, but once identified they can often provide much more precise search results than using keywords.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: