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  • 1. Here’s what we’re going tocover today:0Library catalog (WorldCat Local)0MLA International BibliographyDatabase0JSTOR Database0Saving and citing what you find
  • 2. WorldCat Local (Library catalog)0 What’s it good for?0 Finding books and e-bookscontaining literary criticism on yourbook, story, author, or genre.0 Finding books and e-books onculture, history, and related topics.0 Starting your search for articles.0 What’s it NOT good for?0 Doing in-depth article searching(databases are better for that).0 Search tips0 Search for the title or author of yourwork, along with the word“criticism” (ex. Jean Rhys criticism).0 Put your title in quotes to make sureit’s searched as a phrase (ex. “onehundred years of solitude”).0 Add the author’s name if it’s acommon word (ex. Shame andRushdie).
  • 3. MLA International Bibliography(database)0 What’s it good for?0 Finding critical, scholarly journalarticles on topics related to language andliterature.0 Providing information about books thatcontain essays or chapters on your topic(full text of books is not included).0 What’s it not good for?0 Finding popular articles (ONLY scholarlyjournals in language and literature areincluded in this database).0 Searching Tips0 You don’t need to put the word“criticism” in your search in thisdatabase, because most of the articles arecritical.0 Use keywords to search for articles onyour chosenwork, author, genre, theory, themes, orany combination of those (ex. GabrielGarcia Marquez AND magic realism).0 Use the Subjects (tags) applied to eacharticle to help you come up withsynonyms, related terms and find other
  • 4. JSTOR (database)0 What’s it good for?0 Finding full text, scholarly journalarticles from a wide range ofsubject areas.0 Getting an interdisciplinaryperspective on your topic.0 Finding articles on lesser-knownworks.0 What’s it NOT good for?0 Finding books (no books).0 Search tips0 JSTOR searches the full text ofevery article, so be very specific.0 Use quotations to tell the databaseto search your title as phrase, andinclude the author’s name.0 Check the box next to Article onthe Advanced Search page to get ridof Book Reviews (which are NOTscholarly sources).
  • 5. Save your sources (and save your sanity)!0 Look for tools in the library resources to:0 Print0 Email0 Get the permalink0 Add to folderMLA:WorldCat Local:JSTOR:
  • 6. Cite your sources with confidence!0 Look for tools in thelibrary’s resources tohelp you cite yoursources in MLA.0 Check them against theMLA Handbook, PurdueOWL, or MLA CitationGuide on the librarywebsite.WorldCat Local:MLA: