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WRT 102 - Desert Vista: Analysis of Literature of Selected Authors: Literature Databases
You can print, email, and save articles from databases.
Many of the library databases include MLA citations. If you use an article from a database, you can simply copy the MLA citation into your Works Cited page.
Author Sandra Cisneros
A House of My Own by Sandra Cisneros
Call Number: PS3553.I78 Z46 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-06
From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography--an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico in a region where "my ancestors lived for centuries," the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection--spanning three decades, and including never-before-published work--Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark lyricism, these signature pieces recall transformative memories as well as reveal her defining artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, deeply moving, this is an exuberant celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest.
You can use literature databases to find criticism, biographies, and journal articles.
When accessing the databases from off campus, you will be asked to input your MyPima user name and password.
Example: Searching for Your Author's Historical, Biographical or Cultural Context
In order to find biographical materials on your author, go to one of the databases suggested above. Select one of the databases to search. Then select the Advanced Search and type in the author's name in the first box and then type biography after "AND" in the second box. Select "Search".
A screen shot of the search box is shown below...(you will need to go to the actual database to find your materials--this is not an interactive search box)