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ENG 200 - Americans Abroad

Getting Started


This guide has been designed to give you easy access to the resources that will be most helpful in your research for this course. You can use the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the page. Here is a rundown of what is covered in each of those sections.

Finding Books and eBooks - 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.)

Citing Your Research -  This page will provide you access information about and examples of the MLA citation style.

Tutorials: MLA International Bibliography - MLA International Bibliography is the preeminent database for literary studies. This page contains several tutorials showing you how to search MLA for information about particular, works, authors, or concepts.

For this class, you will primarily be searching for scholarship in literary studies (analyses of specific literary texts, concepts, genres etc.). That said, depending on the nature of your presentation or paper, you may want scholarship in journals or books about history, theory, gender studies, psychology, philosophy, etc. If so, consider visiting the LibGuides home page. Each subject guide will provide you with information on how to find scholarship related to that particular discipline.

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