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Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies: Find Books

Book Emergency 911

The book I want is not available in Tutt and I can't wait for Prospector or ILL.

Search the catalogs of UCCS Library or Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD)

It's 5AM and I need one more book for my paper.

Try Google Books -- the book you need may have full or partial viewing.

The popular book for my class is sold out at the Worner book store.

Check out Poor Richard's Book Store just down the street on Tejon.

Browse the Shelves

Books on the same topic often have similar call numbers. 

Many books on Race and Ethnic Studies begin with the Call number GN495.

GN495.4 - GN496

Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.
GN502 - GN517 Psychological anthropology
GN537 - GN550 Ethnic groups and races
GN550 - GN674 Ethnic groups and races by country

For a complete list of call numbers by subject area, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline

Find Books: TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat

You have access to books from three sources -- TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat:

  • TIGER includes all of the books owned by Tutt Library 
  • Prospector gives you access to books in 22 regional libraries
  • WorldCat lists library holdings nationwide

Delivery Times

  • Prospector: 3-5 business days
  • WorldCat (Interlibrary Loan): 5-10 business days

Catalog Search Tips

When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to

  • Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.
  • Refine your searches by adding keywords.
  • Click on the subject headings of interesting books to find similar materials.
  • Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.

Keyword Searching

Use the Search Generator from Northwest Missouri State University to help you create a keyword search. 

                        Using AND/OR/NOT (Boolean Search Operators)

AND

Use AND to focus search and combine different aspects of your topic.

Example: vegetarianism and environment
OR

Use OR to expand your search and find synonyms/related terms.

Example: global warming or climate change

NOT

Use NOT to exclude a word or phrase from your search

Example: emissions trading not United States

 

Additional Search Tips

"Phrase search"  - Use quotation marks (" ") to search for a particular phrase.

Example: "greenhouse gas emissions"

Truncation * - Use an asterisk to find variations of a word. Put an asterisk following the root of the word to find all variations of that word, including singular and plural.

Example: environment* (finds environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc.)

(Grouping/Nesting Keywords) - Use parentheses ( ) as a way to group all your search terms together.

Example: (climate change or global warming) and population growth

Humanities Librarian

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Kayla Lenkner
Contact:
(719) 389-6242
Tutt Library, Colorado College      Research Help Desk: 719-389-6662, Texting: 719-387-5441, E-mail: tuttref@ColoradoCollege.edu