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Where to Begin

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Research Strategies

Reading in Cultural Contexts

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Je serais heureuse de vous aider

avec vos recherches ~

Karen Gillum

Think Strategically about Your Research

  • Looking up background information first can save you time later - use  Credo Reference or other encyclopedias or handbooks.  
  • Use terminology and facts learned from the background information to search for articles in MLA International Bibliography 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.

*Biographical? Try Credo, Larousse or monographic biographies. 

*Contemporary  events? Look in Larousse, Diderot, and Chronologie de la France sur

*Contemporary public opinions?  Search, e.g.,  ARTFL​, NCCO, Gallica, historical books. 

*Literary analyses of an author? Search in MLA International Bibliography and library catalogues. 



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