If you are looking for books that are owned by Carnegie Mellon University, use our library catalog, CAMEO. It is the library catalog and is the best way to find books, microfilm, videos, and other materials owned by the library. It is not where you will find journal articles.
Here are some basic tips for searching library catalogs:
-- Whenever possible, use Advanced Search because it allows you to control how your topic is searched. The default CAMEO search is a keyword search; to build a more specific search, use the advanced search option. If you want tips for how to build searches, see the CAMEO Help with Search Operators page. These tips work in other library catalogs as well.
-- Select "Match All", "Match Any", or "Match No") Terms to combine the search terms and try various search fields.
Here are some examples:
-- View the full-record and note of the subject headings used in a catalog, usually listed as "Subjects".
This is an example of a record:
NOTE: Some times a record would have only one subject heading, but if you click on the subject heading, you will be able to browse other books that will lead to more subject headings.
Important: Once you find a book you think you would like, note the location and the call number. You will need both of these pieces of information to locate the book.
Still can't find what you need?
If you are looking for a book that we do not own, try the following:
You can also check other local library catlogs (see list).
Selecting the appropriate databases is difficult, since many are multi-disciplinary. The best approach is to think of relevant subject guides to your topic and check there for database suggestions.
In general, the following databases are good starting places for relevant information on gender, media and representation:
a. Academic OneFile - Full text articles covering the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
b. JSTOR - Articles in important academic journals; all disciplines; latest few years not available.
Other specialized databases:
a. Literature Resource Center - a comprehensive resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works, covering all genres.
b. MLA International Bibliography - Citations to critical research of language, literature, and folkore for all periods beginning with the Middle Ages.
(note: If you cannot locate the journals in our libraries or databases (e-journals), you can always get them via Interlibrary Loan; also if you are off-campus or using a wireless connection, you need to make sure you are authenticated via AnyConnect (see Off-Campus/Wireless Access).
Important: For electronic items, be sure that you are connected via VPN if you are Off-campus or using wireless.
The following are selected articles from Academic Onefile. They change periodically so keep coming back to see more selections, or click on the article to browse similar topics in the database.