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Reading in Cultural Contexts
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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.
Co ntemporary events? Look in Larousse, Diderot, and Chronologie de la France sur Wikipedia.fr
*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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