Need a research appointment?
Use the Tripod catalog to look for relevant books owned by Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore.You can request Haverford and Swarthmore books and have them delivered to BMC.
If you come across titles you think we should have, or titles that are missing, let me (Camilla MacKay or Laura Surtees) know—I'm happy to buy or replace books that should be in our collection.
Deconstruct your topic or research question to select keywords, phrases or concepts. Think of synonyms of these terms as well.
Boolean Operator: AND, OR, NOT, NEAR
Use nesting by adding parentheses around your OR phrases and quotes around multi-term phrases
Examples: (urban OR city) AND plan*
(city AND planning) AND (America)
America* AND (“urban layout” OR “city planning”)