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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 Unfortunately, these headings sometimes use outdated terminology, but once identified they can often provide much more precise search results than using keywords.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:
Backhouse, Edmund, Sir, Annals and Memoirs of the Court of Peking (16th to 20th c )
Read your initial text attentively, considering what information would put the writing in context and give you a fuller understanding of it.
Think about what sorts of publications the information you need might be published in
Look up background information in the reference materials, e.g., Credo Reference, encyclopedias, atlases and histories, etc.
Use terminology and facts learned from background sources to search for articles in periodical databases.
Search for books in any of Colby's catalogs, expanding your search with subject linking
Leverage the power of the index to navigate within books (Remember to check various translations and Romanizations of Chinese names and titles - Qing / Ching, Pao yu / Bao yu, Cao / Tsao, Li Po / Li Bai, Hsi-feng / Xifeng, etc.)
Use the bibliography in every useful source you find to lead you to more
The annotated bibliography should give the reader a solid understanding of the sources you have used and how they will be incorporated into your presentation. As a supplement to your own instructions, see also:
For even more resources, see these Colby Library Guides: