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CLAS/ANTH: 3009 (Baxter): Finding Books

This guide provides helpful resources to complete the research paper assignment in Professor Baxter's Modern Issues, Ancient Times: Drinking and Dining in the Greco-Roman World course.

Finding Books at CU

Tips for keyword searching:

  • Searching with “and” narrows your search, retrieving fewer, yet more specific, results.

  • Using the asterisks (*) at the end of the root word will retrieve results where that word has different endings. For example, searching Rom* will retrieve results with Rome, Roman, and Romans.

  • Think of synonyms and related words! For example, use "evening meal" or "supper," when searching for “dinner.”

  • Once you find a book that interests you, make sure you write down the whole call number and note if the book is available and where it is!

  • Find relevant books in the stacks and look around that book to see what else you can find. Books with similar subjects will be near each other on the shelves.

Finding Books Outside of CU

Use Prospector to find and request books from other Colorado and Wyoming libraries.

Use WorldCat to find and request books from libraries all around the world.

Combine Search Words

AND  link words by AND to search for all words in the same resource

OR  link words by OR to search for one word or another (instead of both/all words)

NOT  to eliminate results with a certain term

“Quotations” – add quotations to a group of two or more words to search for the exact phrase 

Working Off-Campus

Access licensed resources  with your

identikeyusername and password.

Click on a library database or resource, follow the log-in screen instructions.

authentication screen

Or for those databases requiring VPN, follow instructions to download.