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HIST 210: Biopower (HC)

History 210: Biopower (Graham & Hayton) Spring 2022

Criminalizing Prostitution

Prostitutes being arrested and having their heads shaved, Bibliothèque nationale de France. Related to the 1778 police ordinance that forbid public solicitation. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Public domain)

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books

Use the Tripod catalog for your home institution  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon  to look for all books (print and digital) owned by your college as well as the print titles at the other two schools.  

The following searches are a sampling of possibilities.  To find materials on a topic, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Catalog to find relevant materials and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books.  Note that all these searches are in the Books+Media channel.  In examples #1 and 4 below, using keywords (rather than subjects) will pick up results from chapter titles.

       (architectur* OR design OR building*) [Keywords] AND (asylum* OR "psychiatric hospital*) [Subjects]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

       (hydrotherapy OR balneology OR "health resorts") AND (history) [Subjects] Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon   

       "mental illness" AND "18th century"[Subjects]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

       "yellow fever" AND philadelphia [Keywords]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon  Sorted by newest titles first

      (prostitut* OR courtisan* OR "fille* de joie*") AND (france OR french) [Keywords] AND (history)  [Subject]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

**  Try opening a search above and replace one of the topics with your research interest.

Going beyond the TriCollege Collections

WorldCat is an important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tricollege Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 1 billion titles owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.  Use the  button to place requests.