Below you will find the databases we covered in class and additional resources that you may find useful in your research.
Helpful Library Pages
A guide to understanding and evaluating the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly resources
Is it Scholarly? Tips for critically evaluating your information resources.
Avoid Problem Areas
<a href="/Find/Record/467317">The Cambridge companion to Virgil</a><br /><br />
<div><a href="/Find/Record/649757">The Cambridge companion to Homer</a><br /><br /></div>
<div><a href="/Find/Record/470704">The Cambridge companion to Greek tragedy</a><br /><br /></div>
<div><a href="/Find/Record/1216925">The Cambridge companion to ancient Greek political thought</a><br /><br /></div>
<div><a href="/Find/Record/1422890">The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare and contemporary dramatists</a><br /><br /></div>
<div><a href="/Find/Record/655328">The Cambridge companion to Christopher Marlowe</a><br /><br /><a href="/Find/Record/1246953">The new Cambridge companion to Shakespeare</a><br /><br /><br /></div>
Dictionary, Encyclopedia, etc.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online (Gale)
Provides full text access to biographical and critical essays on important literary figures from all eras, genres, and geographic areas. Many essays include manuscript pages, portraits, excerpts of criticism, bibliographies, and more. Electronic access extends back to 1978.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press)
Presents authoritative biographies of influential people who lived in Britain. Covers only deceased subjects. Includes portraits, if available, and bibliographies with citations to works by and about featured individuals.
Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press)
Contains the complete text of the second edition of the 20-volume Dictionary. Presents authoritative information on words in the English language, including their form, definition, history, pronunciation, and etymology. Approximately 1,000 new and revised entries are added on a quarterly basis.
The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic
The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction
Oxford Companion to the Bible
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Provides citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of literature, language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore. International in scope; coverage from 1926 to the present. Includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
Provides full-text access to books and journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Organizing & Citing Your Sources
Organizing Your Sources
Zotero is a free, open source citation tool developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for New Media at George Mason University. It’s been funded by the Mellon and Sloan foundations, as well as the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
HERE you can find detailed information about what Zotero is and what it can do for you.
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