Skip to main content

SP 397: Home

Online Reference Sources

Search databases for newspaper, magazine & journal articles:


Search online reference sources for background information and leads to sources:

Background Research

Cartel cinematográfico de 'Nada' (1947), película protagonizada por Conchita Montes y dirigida por Edgar Neville


Steps in Your Research

  • Look up background information - Contemporary Authors and Credo Reference; Companions, Handbooks, etc.
  • Use terminology and facts learned from background sources to search for articles in MLA International Bibliography and other databases at left
  • Search for books in any of Colby's catalogs, expanding your search with subject linking
  • Investigate the notes and bibliographies of every good source you find for leads to more
  • Think about what sorts of publications the information you need might be published in
     

Tips for Using MLA International Bibliography  

1. Take advantage of folders and the ability to export citations in MLA format
2
. Set search limits before you begin searching
3. Try using Names as Subjects and add terms from critical vocabulary, such as imagery, intertextual, etc.
4. Further refine your search by adding Subject.


 

Online Help with Citations

Formula for an article retrieved from a database on a Works Cited page:

Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal  volume #. issue # (year): page number range. Name of Database. Web. Date of access [day month year].


Cornell University libraries

Cómo Preparar una Bibliografía Anotada  - notice especially the section headed "El Proceso"