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Identity and Difference

nfogle Nikolaus Fogle
Philosophy Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 227
610-519-5182


swingo Sarah Wingo
Librarian for English Literature and Theatre
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 223
610-519-5183



Welcome to your course guide.

This page contains links to resources for students enrolled in ENG 1975 Identity and Difference, as part of the Summer 2017 AAP program.
 
Subject librarians are available to provide research support for your papers, projects, and other research pursuits. Whether you have questions about finding books and articles, compiling a literature review, or correctly citing sources, subject librarians are there to help. Contact information for each librarian can be found on their Subject Guide page.
 

Identifying scholarly sources

It is important that the materials you use for projects in this class are scholarly sources. These are quite different from the sorts of materials you might find by searching on Google or Wikipedia. In particular, scholarly sources ...
  • Are written by credentialed experts in their field
  • Are peer-reviewed, meaning they have been reviewed by two or more other credentialed experts
  • Are published by respected university presses or other academic presses
  • Contain references to other relevant literature in the field
  • Utilize the formal language or jargon of the discipline
 
The Web vs. Library Databases – A comparison 
A guide to understanding and evaluating the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly resources

Is it Scholarly? 
Tips for critically evaluating your information resources.
 

 Reference resources

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online (Gale)
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. Offers Documentary, Main, and Yearbook series.

Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics
Written by experts and designed for the general reader, the Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics collection offers over 2000 comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres. For the author Companions, each writer is placed in literary and historical context; their major works are analyzed, either in separate chapters or grouped according to theme, and their influence on later writers assessed. The generic and topical Companions cover periods of English literature such as Old English or the Victorian Novel, and literary genres such as Modernism or Greek Tragedy, giving the reader vital contextual information about political, social, religious and artistic relationships. The Companions to Classical Civilisation examine key periods and aspects of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome.

The Oxford companion to world mythology
A comprehensive treatment of folklore and mythology from different cultures around the world.


 Finding books

Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library's collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.

Books are arranged according to the Library of Congress call number system. The call number for each book appears in the book's catalog record.

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 Finding articles

African American Studies Center Online (Oxford)
The database provides students, scholars and librarians with online access to the finest reference resources in African American studies. At its core, AASC features the new Encyclopedia of African American History: 1619-1895, Black Women in America, the highly acclaimed Africana, a five-volume history of the African and African American experience, and the African American National Biography project (estimated at 8 volumes). In addition to these major reference works, AASC offers other key resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and selected articles from other reference works.

America: History and Life (EBSCO)
A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews.
America: History & Life is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Cross-searching capability between Literature Resource Center (LRC) and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
Consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Includes citations to articles from over 4,400 journals and series published internationally, as well as monographs, collections, and various types of reference works. Subscription to the MLA International Bibliography also includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.

Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)
Criminal Justice Abstracts covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.

Opposing Viewpoints Resources in Context (Gale)
Access information on social issues through viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

 Newspapers and magazines

Historical New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest)
The New York Times is a unique full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of The New York Times, in-depth coverage of science and politics. It offers complete coverage from 1851 to the present with the exception of the most current three years. Includes classified ads, comics and cartoons, photos, maps, graphics, etc., editorials and commentary.

Lexis Nexis Academic
Will be replaced by Nexis Uni, Sept 30, 2017Provides full-text access to a wide range of news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language), business (company financial news and information, accounting, auditing & tax information, industry and market news), and legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also features news transcripts, the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules, state and country profiles, medical abstracts, and reference & directory sources.
"LexisNexis online services and the materials contained therein are under copyright by LexisNexis. All rights reserved. No part of these Services may be used except for research purposes, and the Services may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the LexisNexis Academic Library Solutions. Materials retrieved from the Services may not be duplicated in hard copy or machine-readable form without the prior written authorization of LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, except that limited reproduction of output is permitted solely for individual use by the Authorized User or internal distribution within the Subscribing Institution in accordance with the terms of this Agreement unless further limited or prohibited by the Copyright Act of 1976. Under no circumstances may the Materials or any portion thereof be used to create derivative products or services."

 Citing sources

MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition
LB2369 .G53 2016 Information desk. For an online overview of MLA style, see The MLA Style Center, or this page at the Purdue Owl.

 


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