This page outlines the resources for Professor Fattori's Depicting Disabilities in Literature Sophomore Seminar course. Below are the databases we covered in class as well as a handful of biographical resources for research into the backgrounds of your assigned authors.
Before delving into these specific databases, try searching the library's main search engine which simultaneously searches our physical catalog of books and multimedia items and over 200+ of our scholarly journal databases. Simply click on the "Search" tab at the top right of any library page or click the big green "Search" button in the middle of our Library homepage.
A search for the title of your story in quotes (i.e. "Flowers for Algernon") and words such as disabil* or handicap* ( remember: the * finds every possible ending of a search term) will help narrow your results.
Once you have a page of results, you can narrow your search by clicking on either "Books & more" at the top of the left column or "articles & more" at the top of the right column and then use the limiters that will appear along the right side of the screen. Be sure to check the "" box at the top of the articles result screen: this will limit the results to peer-reviewed scholarly articles only.
JSTOR A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. [Details]
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online The Dictionary of Literary Biography print series has been a favorite with students and scholars for many years, often the first place to go to find authoritative biographical and critical essays on “the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.” [Details]
Literature Resource Center (Gale) Biographies, bibliographies and analysis of over 115,000 authors.In-depth coverage of the most studied authors. Cross searching capability between LRC and Gale Virtual Reference Library. [Details]
Gale Virtual Reference Library Provides cross reference searching in encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research including arts, business, social sciences and sciences. [Details]