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Some notes on how to use three Tarleton State University Libraries databases to find information for your Author Fair - Literature Resource Center, Gale Literary Database, and Literature Criticism …

Some notes on how to use three Tarleton State University Libraries databases to find information for your Author Fair - Literature Resource Center, Gale Literary Database, and Literature Criticism Online.

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  • Here’s what search results might look like.
  • Dr. Miller has suggested that you use Something About the Author as a source. Unfortunately, we don’t have it in print form, but the information in Something About the Author can be found in the Gale Literary Databases.
  • This is an example of the results in the Gale Literary Databases on a search for Jean Fritz.
  • Some tips about the Gale Literary Databases.
  • The third database to try is Literature Criticism online.

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  • 1. RDG 301 Introduction to Children’s Literature Using Databasesfrom the Tarleton Libraries for your Author Fair 1
  • 2. From the library’s home page(http://www.tarleton.edu/library),click “A-Z database list” under DATABASES 2
  • 3. Databases are listed in alphabetical order. You might have to scroll down. Click the database name to open it. 3
  • 4. If you are logging in from off-campus, you willencounter this screen when you click on adatabase name. Enter your NTNET user nameand password to access the databases. 4
  • 5. Literature Resource Center This is a good source of information for an author investigation Click on “Person Search” in the menu bar. 5
  • 6. Literature Resource CenterEnter author’s name in the box under “Person Search”Click the dark blue “Search” button. 6
  • 7. Literature Resource CenterSearch Results – Click on correct author’s name 7
  • 8. Results may include literature criticism, biographies,topic & work overviews, reviews & news, primarysources & literary works, and multimedia– click the tabs.The Biographies tab should give most of the informationneeded for your assignment. 8
  • 9. Sort results by Publication Date (Descending)Contemporary Authors Online is a great source. Interviews are good sources for quotes. 9
  • 10. Look for thesource informationfor your citation.Check the date thearticle was lastupdated. The authoror publisher websiteshould have laterinformation.Contemporary AuthorsOnline articles includeinformation onawards… 10
  • 11. … and the author’s works (NOT in APA format though!).The Sidelights section often includes quotes and theme information… 11
  • 12. …and thereis often a“FurtherReadings”section. Author photos can often be found under the Multimedia tab on the results page, or on results with camera icons. 12
  • 13. Gale Literary DatabasesThis can be another good source of information for your author fair,although there is some overlap with Literature Resource Center 13
  • 14. Enter author’s last, first name in “Author Name” boxClick the “Search” button 14
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  • 16. Gale Literary Databases• Results can include biography and criticism (see “Type” in right column)• Results from “Contemporary Authors” and “Contemporary Authors Online” (see “Source” column) include a “Sidelights” section with commentary on various titles by the author• Most articles provide a “Further Readings About the Author” section 16
  • 17. Literature Criticism OnlineEnter author’s name in the box next to “Basic Search.”Choose Named Author from the drop-down menu to the right.Click the “Search” button. 17
  • 18. Literature Criticism OnlineThe most recently published volume usually has the mostinformation, but check all the results, especially for photos. 18
  • 19. You can read the document online, or print it 19
  • 20. Contact Information:Amanda PapeCoordinator for Archives and Special ServicesDick Smith LibraryTarleton State UniversityBox T-0450Stephenville, TX 76402254-968-9251Office: Lower Level, Room B05BIm in Facebook!Twitter: @AmandaPapeMSLSpape@tarleton.eduhttp://www.tarleton.edu/~library/ Above: QR Code for my wiki home page: http://rdg301library.pbworks.com or http://bit.ly/SpecialServices 20