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CITY 360: Migration and Cities (BMC)

CITY325: Migration and Cities; Prof. Liv Raddatz; Fall 2018 BMC

Locating Books in Tri-Co

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.

Tips for Searching

Search Tips

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 AND to connect your main concepts
  • Use OR between related concepts
  • Use NEAR to find two concepts that are in proximity to each other (an option on JSTOR)
  • Put quotations around a term to search for that exact phrase e.g. "migration policy"

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”)

Truncate your word to get more results and alternative endings by adding an asterix * to the word
•creat* = creature, creation, create, creating, creator, etc.
Use a Wildcard (?) for alternative spellings
•wom?n = woman or women
•hono?r = honor or honour
•?nquiry = inquiry or enquiry