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East Asian Comparative Literature

This guide is suggested for students of GIS 4675 or those interested East Asian literature.


  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.

Examples of Library of Congress subjects:
Chinese literature History and criticism
Japanese literature History and criticism
National characteristics, Chinese 
National characteristics, Japanese

Examples of keyword searches:
japan and culture and (cinema or film or movies)
politic* and "20th century" and (chinese or china)
history and litera* and (chinese or china) and japan*

  WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.
WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

  Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image).

  E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.


  MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)

  Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)

  ProQuest Central

  Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)

  Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)


  Project Muse

  Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)

 Literary Criticism

 Reference Books

Style Guides

Gibaldi, Joseph.  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  7th ed.  NY:  Modern  Language Association of America, 2009.
Reference Research Consulting Desk

Online Writing Lab. Research and Citation Resources (provides help with most citation formats) Purdue University.

Falvey Library's Citing Your Sources page

GIS 4675 East Asian Comparative Literature

Hands-On Experience

sottigno Sue Ottignon
Research Support Librarian for Languages & Literatures
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 233

Susan Ottignon is the subject librarian for the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.


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