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SAS/SOC 232: South Asian Diasporas


SuperSearch is a great place to start for journal articles, books and almost everything else the library has, in one easy to use interface.

For searching with more focus and precision, try one of the databases recommended on this guide.

3 Things to Know About SuperSearch

  1. While the breadth of coverage and ease of use make SuperSearch the perfect place to start your library research, it does not search all resources accessible at Wellesley. At the same time, the sheer number of results can make it challenging to find the most relevant sources.
    • For more in-depth, precise, and focused library research, use some of the specialized databases on this guide, or on the A-Z Databases list.
  2. There are multiple ways to refine your search to improve your results. See the SuperSearch Tips below and on the General Search Strategies page of this guide.
  3. Although many results include the full text of a source, not all of them do. To see if Wellesley has the full text of an item or to place a request for the full text item through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), click on the Find It!@Wellesley logolink. 

SuperSearch Tips

SuperSearch can be a great place to get a panoramic view of a topic from a wide variety of sources from multiple disciplines. Some tips:

  • Start with a broad keyword search and scan the results to discover different themes, approaches, and interpretations, e.g., 
    • food justice
  • Scan the Subjects that come up in your results list for useful terms to try in new searches.
  • Use the filters to focus your search. For example, limit to books and e-books or scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals, or use the publication date filter to find articles or books published the last 5 or 10 years.