General Library Research Guidelines
Use our reference sources to find background information on a topic or a specific culture. Reference resources are also handing for finding more research materials. Many reference sources include bibliographies so you can then search for a specific book or author.
To find books, use our library catalogs. The CONSORT catalog searches the libraries at Kenyon, Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the College of Wooster. OhioLINK catalog searches the libraries at most academic colleges and universities in Ohio. If you are searching for a book, not available via CONSORT or OhioLINK, you may make an Interlibrary Loan request.
To find articles, use our library databases. Many databases will provide a link to a PDF or HTML copy of the article. Sometimes you may need to take the extra step to see if Kenyon's library subscribes to a journal.
To see if Kenyon subscribes to a specific journal, you may choose our "Search by Journal" option in the pull-down menu on lbis.kenyon.edu. You may also search CONSORT. If we don't subscribe to a journal, you may check to see if an OhioLINK library will send you the specific volume that you need. If OhioLINK is not an option, you may make an Interlibrary Loan request.
Use these reference books to find information on archaeology-related topics.
Use these reference resources to find general background information on the Mesoamerican/Precolumbian culture. Our reference collection has many books specifically on most cultures, regions around the world, and time periods. I am only including a select sample from our collection, so for more detailed information on a specific topic check CONSORT or come to the Research and Reference Desk to find out what else we might have on our shelves.