Tips for searching:
Another approach is to conduct a 'Subject Search' using the author's name. Search with author's name or chosen work as a subject, not keyword
Limit your search to full-text:
Use the limiters on the left as applicable. For example, you may wish to limit your results to Academic Journals.
Use the tools on the right hand side. The cite button allows you to copy and paste a citation in the desired format.
Tips for searching:
From the Gale Resources home page, select the Advanced Search feature:
From here, you may choose the default settings 'Name of Work' and 'Person-By or About.' You may also add keywords.
Limit your results to 'Full-text.' Click on a title to access the article text.
Once you click a title, you may read the text or download the article in PDF format by selecting the downward pointing arrow.
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Vonnegut's Address in William G. Squires Library:
These research starters, supplied by Salem Press through the library's EBSCO Discovery Service, provide an excellent place to begin your research. Each research starter gives a brief summary of some of the popular literary theories or schools of criticism and each entry includes a bibliography. Use these research starters to become more familiar with the different literary and critical theories and to look for words, terms and phrases that might help you develop your search strategy.
Remember: the bibliography or works cited page of any work is a vital resource; it can lead you to other credible resources to use in your research!
|Critical Race Theory||Post-Structuralism|
|Feminism Reflected in Literature||Queer Theory|
|Marxism||Writing Literary Analysis|
To save search results for later, create an account using "sign in" on the right-hand side of the navy blue bar. If you already have an EBSCO account, the folder will be open (see below).
This video shows the steps for submitting an interlibrary loan request.
For works that are parts of a greater whole, such as a chapter in a book or an article in a journal, the greater whole is considered the container.
Also, there are instances when you will have a second container, such as a chapter in a book that was accessed online through the HathiTrust Digital Library or an article in a journal that was accessed through the library's JSTOR database.
In these instances, the second container must also be listed in your citation. The second container's information will be listed at the very end of your citation.
When you reference someone else's words or thoughts, use an in-text citation in the body of your paper. Watch the video below to learn more.
(Author's Last Name Page#).
How do I format my citations?
If you're quoting the exact words of someone else, make certain to include quotation marks around those words. You must also cite information that you have placed into your own words, a paraphrase.
If you're directly quoting a passage that is longer than 4 lines, use a blockquote. Block quotes don't need quotation marks. Instead, indent the text 1/2 inch from the left margin as a visual cue that you are citing. The in-text citation in parentheses goes after the punctuation of the quote.
Shavers' study found the following:
While research studies have established that socioeconomic status influences disease incidence, severity and access to healthcare, there has been relatively less study of the specific manner in which low SES influences receipt of quality care and consequent morbidity and mortality among patients with similar disease characteristics, particularly among those who have gained access to the healthcare system. (1021)
Tip: Use direct quotes sparingly! Focus on summarizing and paraphrasing the findings from your research instead.
How do I format my MLA paper?
Please visit the MLA website to learn more about formatting your MLA style paper.
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