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CNX 202: Ancient Peoples and the Environment

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Search Discover to find books, articles & more. You can also place a hold or request a scan

To request books that the College Library does not own, use EZBorrow

To request articles (and books) that the College Library does not own, use Interlibrary Loan

If you are studying remotely, and the library has a print book you need but you cannot access it, use the Request a Hold/Scan form to request a scan of a few chapters. If you need the whole book, you could indicate that in the notes field and library staff will look into purchasing an ebook version. 

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Don't forget to use words like AND, OR, and NOT (boolean operators) between your keywords to broaden or narrow your search. Use quotes to keep phrases together.

Examples of keywords: Your general topic ("ancient peoples", environment, migration, food, etc.); a specific place (Easter Island, Peru, etc.)

Possible synonyms or derivatives: societies, environmentalism, immigration, nutrition, etc.)

Sample search strings:

                                        "ancient peoples" AND environment AND migration

                                                           societies OR civilizations AND history AND environment  

                                                            "indigenous people" NOT "united states" AND knowledge






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