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Beyond Pocahontas: Native American Stereotypes.: Getting Started

Anthropology 13 * Professor: Kelly Fayard * Librarian: Leanne Pander


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Catalog Descriptions

Start on the Library Gateway and search one of the following catalogs. You may set the Bowdoin catalog as the default on your own computer instead of CBBcat if you wish.  

CBBcat-  combined catalog of the Bowdoin, Bates and Colby Libraries. This is the default catalog, set to search by Keyword.

Bowdoin College Library Catalog - books, journals, dvd's, government documents, etc. in Bowdoin's library. Easier to search for specific known works by title, author or subject heading.

NExpress - combined catalog of Bowdoin, Bates, Colby, Wellesley, Williams, Middlebury, and Northeastern. Requests take 2-3 days.

MaineCat  - combined catalog for all the libraries in the State, including the University of Maine, the Maine State Library, and hundreds of public libraries. Requests take 2-5 days.

Finding Library Books

  1. Go to the Library Homepage.
  2. If you are looking for a specific book, search by title or author.
  3. For searching a topic, start with a keyword search.
  4. When you find some relevant titles, check the subject headings to find additional terms for searching.
  5. To locate books within the Library, note the call number and find the appropriate floor by checking the guides on each floor or at the reference desk.
  6. When you find your book, browse the surrounding shelves for other books on the same topic.
  7. If you do not find any books through your original search, try MaineCat or NExpress for more titles.
  8. Always feel free to consult the reference librarian for any questions.

Subject Guide

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See Also

» Get Started
» Citing Your Sources
» Department Web Site
» Reserves

The Library Research Guide for Anthropology will be useful for finding additional resources for this class.

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