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ANTH 001D: Counterculture (SC)

Anthropology oo1D: Counterculture (Fraga) - Fall 2014

Books Beyond the TriCo Libraries

To find books that are not owned by the TriCo libraries, search by keywords and/or subject headings in WorldCat, and make interlibrary loan or EZ-Borrow requests.  Whenever possible, try to make your interlibrary loan requests early in the semester, to ensure that the books arrive with enough time left to write your paper.

How to Find Books

To find a book, use Tripod, the library catalog for the TriCo Libraries. You can request books from Bryn Mawr and Haverford, and they'll be delivered to Swarthmore (within a day or two).

How to Find a Book:

1. Search Tripod to find books on your topic.
2. Once you've found a book that looks relevant, check to see whether the book is available at Swarthmore. If it says S McCabe, find the Call Number. This will tell you where to find the book in the library. If the book you want is only available from (Haverford / Magill) or B (Bryn Mawr / Canaday), click the Request button to have the book delivered to you at Swarthmore. 

Call Numbers in McCabe Library:

A-G call numbers - Lower Level of McCabe (below the main floor)
H-K call numbers - Level 2 (above the main floor)
L-Z call numbers - Level 3

Narrow Your Search Results Geographically
In Tripod, search for a keyword that relates to your topic (e.g. oil). Then click the link for Books & More. This link will bring you to a set of search results with limits on the right-hand side of the page. Scroll down and find the Geography limit, then limit by a region (e.g. Latin America) or a specific country (e.g. Cuba).
Use One Good Book to Find Others
When you've located a relevant book, there are several strategies you can use to find additional related works.
  • Search by the subject headings you find in the book's Tripod record--this will help you find other books on the same topic, classified with the same subject heading. (view example)
  • Consult the book's bibliography and use Tripod and library databases to track down some of the sources that author cited.