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Get Help With Your Research
This research guide provides recommended databases for searching for sources for your Essay #4. Essay #4 asks you to revise your Essay #1, including 5-7 relevant and credible primary or secondary sources to support your ideas. The video in the box below will demonstrate some techniques for searching for these types of sources using library databases. If you have questions about searching or finding sources, use the chat box in this guide to chat with a librarian, or email me, (Corrie Bott) with your question, or book an appointment with me.
Literature Resource Center Provides information about authors and their works. Covers more than 130,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalist, and other writers, in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and all parts of the world. Provides full text biographical information, work overviews, literary criticism, and reviews.
JSTOR Provides full text articles from scholarly journals in a range of subject areas in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, dating from the first issue (sometimes going back over 100 years) until five years ago. The Luria Library subscription includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences II; Arts & Sciences III; and Life Sciences.
Project MUSE Provides complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals in subject areas such as: ethnic studies; art and architecture; literature; education; film; theatre and performing arts; history; language; medicine and health; philosophy; religion; science, technology, and math; social sciences; and gender and sexuality. Contains over 525 journals, 335 of which are full text. An good source of scholarly articles for advanced literary criticism.
Academic Search Complete This database provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals), including full text for nearly 7,300 peer-reviewed titles, in all subject areas. The database includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
General Search Using OneSearch
Use OneSearch to find print and online books, articles, and other types of sources. Limit your results to the types of sources you want by choosing the appropriate items from the filtering options.
For more search options go to Advanced Search.
For do-it-yourself help, watch the OneSearch introduction video:
Finding sources using library databases for your assignment
Citation Help - MLA Style
Most library databases include a citation tool that allows you to generate a citation for the source in different citation styles. Always check automatically-generated citations against the following guides to make sure they are accurate: