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Meet with a librarian
- Simply tell someone at the library's Circulation desk that you want to meet with a librarian.
- There are four librarians. Whoever is available will meet with you.
- The meeting might take about one hour.
- Bring your syllabus.
- We will focus on Reading Response Five (Assignment 18), pp. 31-37.
- If possible, also bring your Reading Response Four (Assignment 17).
- At the end of the meeting, . . .
- you will have a Working Focus Statement, p. 31.
- you will be ready to find the five required sources.
- you will probably find 1-2 sources during the meeting.
After the meeting
- Use this research guide to continue finding sources.
- Consult a librarian any time, Monday - Friday.
Table of Contents
- A great place to start. Your author's life may overlap with the context you have chosen.
- Literary criticism aims to illuminate a work. You may find discussions of the play in context.
- The sources can be found in articles from databases or in books.
- Databases store periodical articles and book chapters on various subjects.
- Depending on your context, you might choose a database on history, culture, or sociology.
- Many of these articles are from scholarly journals. They are written by experts for other experts.
- Other articles give overviews and are aimed at the general reader.
- Sure, you know how to search the web. But check this tab (link) for additional tips.
- Evaluating the credibility of web sources is important. Tips are included.
- This normally refers to a (paper) book.
- Search the Library Catalog.
- When you get your book, use its table of contents and especially its Index.
- Some additional resources to consider.