Humanities Liaison Librarian
- Annotated bibliographies from 2006 class
- Using Reference Sources
- Locating Books
- Interlibrary Loan
- Finding Articles & More
- Other Ideas
This page was created for Bruce Coriell’s seminar on shamanism, block 4, 2006.
Annotated bibliographies from 2006 class
When this course was given in block 4 of 2006, the students in the class produced annotated bibliographies on the subjects their groups had chosen. You can download a copy of all their bibliographies compiled into one MS Word document.
Using Reference Sources
- General works such as the Encyclopedia of Religion, Second Edition, online or in Tutt Library 1st Floor North-Reference; BL31 .E46 2005
- Shamanism : an encyclopedia of world beliefs, practices, and culture, 1st Floor North-Reference GN475.8 .S445 2004
- Encyclopedia of Native American shamanism : sacred ceremonies of North America , 1st Floor North-Reference E98.M4 L98 1998
Searching TIGER by keyword or subject is often the fastest way to find books about your topic.
For books that we don’t own here at Colorado College, or books that are checked out or otherwise unavailable, use Prospector - Colorado Unified Catalog . You’ll find books (and CDs, DVDs, etc.) in libraries across Colorado that you can request and have sent to the Tutt Library circulation desk where you can check them out.
For books not available in TIGER or Prospector, you can request through Interlibrary Loan via WorldCat .
Please ask a librarian if you need help with TIGER, Prospector, or WorldCat.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Books and articles not owned by Tutt can be requested from other libraries. There is no cost to you for getting books and articles. The fastest way to get a book is through Prospector - Colorado Unified Catalog . If you can’t find a book in Prospector, try WorldCat . You can request books online directly through WorldCat; they usually take 1-2 weeks to arrive. Please realize that these books do not belong to Tutt. The checkout period is dependent on the lending libraries policies. Fines can be quite steep!
Many of the article databases allow you to request the articles you find online, and articles typically arrive much faster than books—usually in a few days. You can also submit requests on our ILL web page. Articles arrive either electronically or as photocopies you can keep. Please allow adequate time for the process to take place.
Finding Articles & More
- ATLA Religion Database With ATLASerials
- Coverage: 1949 - current
- Contains more than a million citations from more than a thousand international titles and multi-author works in Religion. Spans over 50 years with selected records going back to 1818. Some full text.
- Anthropological Literature
- Coverage: Late 19th century - current
- Indexes articles from approximately 900 journals in the fields of anthropology and archaeology.
- EHRAF Collection Of Ethnography
- Coverage: varies
- HRAF Collection of Ethnography. The cultural database includes full text of books, chapters, journal articles. Useful for Anthropology, Sociology, Religion, and Women Studies.
- Humanities International Complete
- Coverage: 1929 - current
- A comprehensive humanities database, with almost 500 full text titles and indexing and abstracting for more than 1,700 titles. Subject areas include (but are not limited to) literature, philosophy, the arts, history, culture-oriented and multi-disciplinary humanities titles with some coverage going back as far as 1929. This database replaces Humanities Abstracts.
- Coverage: varies; usually late 1990's to current
- Searchable collection of full text periodicals. Scholarly sources.
- Coverage: late 1800's - most recent 0-5 years
- Archival access to many scholarly periodicals. Some titles include current issues while others have a moving wall imposed on them.
- Oxford University Press Journals
- Coverage: varies; usually late 1990's - current
- A searchable collection of full text periodicals. Scholarly sources.
Periodicals Archive Online
- Coverage: 1665-2000
- Online periodical archive containing the digitized backfiles of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences.
- Project Muse
- Coverage: varies
- Project Muse Standard Collection of core scholarly titles from John Hopkins University. Offers current and back issues. Please note: we do not subscribe to the Premium Collection. We have access to most, but not all, Project Muse titles.
Online journal archives
Unlike the subject-specific article databases, these online journal archives aren’t specific to religion or anthropology. Instead, they take leading journals from many fields, or all the journals from one publisher, and provide extensive archives of the full text of those journals online, usually in the form of PDF files.
Citations, Notes, Bibliography
In the course of researching your paper, you will need to keep track of citations to dozens of books, articles, and other publications. The library now subscribes to a web-based program called RefWorks that can help you do all this. Using RefWorks, you can easily keep track of what you have read and insert footnotes or endnotes and bibliography entries into your thesis in the proper citation format.
The first time you go to the RefWorks site you will need to create a personal login. You can use their online tutorials to learn how to use it, or attend one of the library’s sessions on using RefWorks (watch your email for announcements).
You might also find the library’s Style and Writing Guides web page useful.
Follow the bibliographic trail
Use the footnotes and bibliographies located at the end of any good article or book on your topic. A recent, good article should cite the important literature on that topic up to the time the article was written.
Suggest purchases for Tutt Library
If you find that we are lacking important books, let me know. We may not be able to get them in time for you to use, but you’ll help the next student avoid having to get them on interlibrary loan.