Research

Help
Primary vs. secondary sources, scholarly vs. popular articles, and more
Citing Sources
Citation style guides, when and how to cite, and citation management tools
Research by Subject
Find research resources by subject or course curated by Bowdoin librarians
Research Librarians by Subject
Get help with your research from a specialist
Tools and Resources
Quick Reference
Search hundreds of general & specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical sources, and other reference material
OneSearch
The scholarly alternative to Google! Search for articles, books, audio & video, and primary material
Databases
Specialized tools for finding articles, books, data, and more
CBBcat
Limited to Colby, Bates, & Bowdoin books, audio and video, government documents; excludes articles
Government Documents
Federal and Maine
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
Rare books, manuscripts, college archives, and other primary materials documenting the history of Bowdoin, Maine, and beyond