Use TRIPOD BOOKS AND MORE to find books, journals (but not articles within them), and videos owned by the Tri-College libraries.
Use WorldCat to find books not held by the Tri-College libraries.
In order to find books in either catalog, search for topics in the following ways:
E.g., (ritual* OR religio*) AND anthropology [Use the asterisk to get root words with different endings- religion and religious. Use capitals for OR and AND to build subject groups]
"rite* of passage" [Put phrases in quotation marks to get results only with the words together]
(See the Search Tips tab for more information on how to construct keyword searches.)
E.g., Rites and ceremonies
(Use the Browse Books & More link to find additional subject headings.)
Get yourself to the STACKS! Physically browsing books will help you greatly expand your research area. Sometimes you can use the books you find in the stacks to explore their index, and lead yourself to new resources.
The Oxford Bibliographies Online lay out the interpretations of various issues within a particular field of study (like Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islamic Studies) and evaluate the importance of individidual books and journal articles in the form of an annotated bibliography. OBO gives you the benefit of expert advice when beginning a research project and when needing to learn more about a specificquestion.