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We, the Animals - Justin Torres

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Resources

Reference Sources

 

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  • Use terminology and facts learned from background sources to search for articles and books
  • Notes and links and personal names can give leads to more
  • Think about what sorts of publications the information you're looking for might be published in - a newspaper? a magazine? a website maintained by a government or NGO? a book or academic article?

Searching Tips 

  • KEYWORD SEARCHING
    • Use an asterisk to stand in for different word endings:  femin*  = feminist, feminism, etc.
    • Use quotation marks to "glue together" a phrase:  "gender roles" 
    • Use parentheses & OR to search synonyms:  (refugee OR migrant)
  • REFINE YOUR SEARCH
    • Use the various limiting parameters in sidebars of databases to narrow your search appropriately
    • Skim the terminology in entries for new keywords and synonyms to use in repeating your search
  • EXPAND YOUR SEARCH
    • On the EBSCO platform, click on the Choose Databases link near the top of the screen to add another subject database to your field of search

Citing

MLA STYLE FOR CITATIONS

Links to helpful Citation guides:

La Jaula de Oro - Diego Quemada-Díez

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Books

Our library catalog. Find books, DVDs 
Extend your search with Subject linking, e.g.:
Find in a library with WorldCat
The largest catalog in the world.
Sign up for ILL and request books and articles Colby doesn't own.

Databases

Databases

Search in library databases for separate articles from newspapers, magazines & journals:

News

Colby Libraries Current & Historical Newspaper Guide 
http://libguides.colby.edu/newspapers-at-colby 
This guide has links to contemporary, historical, international and domestic newspapers.

Or try these:

 

Blogs, etc.:

Web Portals

US News in Spanish:

News with video:

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