This guide has been designed to give you easy access to the resources most frequently used for literature. You can use the tabs on the top of the page to access specific resources. Those resources include:
Reference Sources - For background information, definitions, and basic facts, consult the encyclopedias, dictionaries, and sourcebooks listed on this page. They are located in the Reference section on the first floor. Reference items are for use only in the library. Literature reference materials can be found in the PN - PS sections of the collection. Ask a Reference librarian for help, if needed.
Finding Books and Videos - This page will give you access to two library catalogs, HillSearch,the MacPhaidin Library Catalog and the WorldCat Catalog. HillSearch will list all books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, government documents and Databases held in our library. The WorldCat catalog contains records from libraries across the country and around the world. it can be used to order items from interlibrary loan.
Finding Articles - When you click on this tab, you will be presented with an annotated list of the electronic databases used most frequently for literature topics. These databases will provide you with access to articles appearing in scholarly, peer reviewed journals as well as items published in popular sources such as news magazines, newspapers and trade publications. This page will also provide you with a link to Google Scholar and the library's full text finder (the tool you can use to determine if we have electronic access to a particular journal.)
Internet Resources - This page provides links to reputable collections and websites related to literature. Here you will find information about literary prizes, free sources of full-text sources, and links to digitized reference works.
Streaming Media - Use HillSearch to locate a online video that can be watched anywhere, anytime. These videos can be embedded into your class presentation.
Finding Primary Sources - This tab provides you access to an annotated list of the library's subscription primary source databases. Additionally, you'll find a link to the librarian's collection of digitized primary source collections.
Citing Your Research - This page will provide you access information about and examples of the MLA citation style.
We have created a page for you in eLearn to access all the materials and services the library has to support your research while you are away from campus.
To access this page go to your eLearn page and select Library Resources and Support. In the left-hand column you will find all of the different services including Meet with a Librarian Remotely. This area will allow you to schedule a meeting with a librarian, or speak to one during available hours.
If at any time you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 408-565-1538.
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Although the library is closed over the winter break, library services remain available. Librarians are available by text, phone, and Zoom. Many of the library's resources are available electronically. If you have any questions, please call The Desk at 508-565-1313. Safety measures have also called for some additional changes in library operations. You can learn more about them on the FAQ page of the library website.
Students who wish to meet with a librarian can make an appointment using LibCal.